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Brookenby speed limit campaign looks likely to force changes

14-year-old Donna Sleight made a miracle recovery after being in a collision with a car at Brookenby in July.

14-year-old Donna Sleight made a miracle recovery after being in a collision with a car at Brookenby in July.

A CAMPAIGN to reduce the speed limit of Swinhope Road in Brookenby after a collision in July looks like it may be a success.

Abigail Binns began a petition, which has over 1,000 signatures, after her sister Donna Sleight’s recovery from a collision on July 23 was described as a ‘miracle’.

She said that the 60mph limit on the village’s main road is too much, and that the car’s speed of just 38mph saved Donna’s life.

Lincolnshire County Council’s Burt Keimach has written to Donna proposing a 40mph speed limit, a reduction of 20mph, but Abi is still holding out for a 30mph limit.

Coun Keimach said that after two recorded accidents in five years the speed limit could be addressed. “Speed readings have therefore been carried out, which indicate that 40mph would be the appropriate level of limit for this road,” he said.

“We are pleased they have acknowledged that 60mph is to fast for Swinhope Road and are proposing to lower it, but we feel that 40mph is still too fast,” said Abi.

“Therefore we have objected the proposed speed change as we would like 30mph, and think this is more suitable.”

What do you think? Is 40mph enough of a reduction? Email sam.kinnaird@jpress.co.uk.

 

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