6th Jul, 2020

Calls for more safety measures on Dorridge Road

Sarah Mason 18th Dec, 2019

A PETITION for more safety measures to be installed on a Dorridge road has been set up after a number of near misses.

Claire Sambrook is calling on Solihull Council to review the safety of this stretch of Box Trees Road and consider the suitability of road layout changes or additional safety measures near Bentley Manor Childcare Centre.

Access to the nursery is through a single short driveway off Box Trees Road.

She has suggested safety measures including a speed restriction of 30mph along that stretch of road, adding mirrors to increase visibility from the nursery junction and a separate entrance or exit for the nursery.

Claire wrote on her Change.org page: “Box Trees Road is also a fast moving road with relatively poor visibility when pulling onto the road from the nursery.

“In addition, the junction between Earlswood Road and Box Trees Road can be even more dangerous and we saw another collision that resulted in the road having to be shut for a number of hours.

“Luckily, there were no serious injuries but it is a real concern of parents that something more serious could happen.”

In the past week Claire has collected more than 450 signatures with many saying precautions are needed for the safety of children and preventing more accidents on the road.

On signing Jo Aldridge said: “The amount of accidents is scary, I hope it won’t take a fatality to take action to improve safety for all using the road.”

Victoria Hutt added: “This has always been a dangerous junction and used as a fast rat run from the motorway.

“It needs vast improvement.

“Especially considering the additional building work in nearby fields that has been sent to planning.”

Julie Merchant said: “We need to make sure that parents, children, staff and other road users in the area are kept as safe as possible.”

For more or to sign the petition visit www.change.org/p/solihull-metropolitan-borough-council-improve-road-safety-around-bentley-manor-childcare-centre.

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