Petition to curb speeding on Old Park Ridings
After several recent accidents caused by drivers driving too fast Sally decided to get a petition up in an attempt to get Enfield Council to do something that will resolve these problems. Every house in Old Park Ridings has now received two letters urging them to get involved by signing and returning the petition to her and writing about personal experiences relating to speeding issues.
Sally has now had over half of the signed petitions returned but she needs everyone to respond in order to have a chance of getting Enfield Council to act. Residents have written about having to assist injured drivers out of their wrecked cars, their own cars being written off, cars being damaged by hit and run drivers, front walls being knocked down and many wrote about their pets being run over and killed on the road. Almost all the people who have responded so far have witnessed at least one serious accident on Old Park Ridings.
In recent years there have been at least three people killed on Old Park Ridings. When residents have tried in the past to get something done about the speed on the road they were informed that there had not been enough deaths to warrant the expense of speed cameras. What a sad indictment of society today that more people need to be killed before the council will install speed cameras. What price are they putting on a life?
Should the cycle lanes be built on Green Lanes, it goes without saying that many motorists would use alternative roads. Old Park Ridings, being the main north – south alternative would almost certainly face more traffic and more frustrated drivers.
Unless action is taken by Enfield Council such as installing permanent speed cameras, there will be more serious accidents and possible fatalities.
Old Park Ridings resident Sally Mason is calling on her neighbours to help curb speeding on this dangerous road