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Calls For Speed Camera On Fatal Road

Friday May 31 2013


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A COUNCILLOR has called for a speed camera on Engine Lane after two men died following a car accident on Sunday.

Cllr Dave North said he was saddened by the accident which killed soldier Josh Powell, 18, and Daniel Hancock, 25.

He said efforts had been made for years to get speed restrictions on the stretch of road and called for a camera to be installed.

"I walk along it and use it regularly and the speeds drivers are going, it's totally unacceptable. We need to get some sort of speed restriction," he said.

The pair were travelling in a Peugeot 306 convertible when they left the road, hitting a lamp post, crashing through a wall and into a house.

Owners of the home, Carl and Julie Jackson said they built the garden wall for extra protection after a car ended up in the front garden three or four years ago.

Carl added there have been numerous accidents on Engine Lane and something needed to be done to curb speeding motorists.

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Reply Posted by Gaynor on Friday May 31 2013 at 09:41
I actually believe that this will be a welcome addition to this stretch of road. There have been many fatalities on Engine Lane over many years and even though a speed camera wont bring back Daniel, Josh or any of the other tragic victims it may go on to save the lives of others. People do tend to take extra caution when speed cameras are in operation so im in favour. I was nearly ran off this road by a speeding driver myself 6 years ago when i was heavily pregnant. If ppl don't exercise caution off their own merits then restrictions should be put in place.

Reply Posted by Driver on Friday May 31 2013 at 11:59
Don't forget this road was national speed limit until last year. The characteristics of the road have not changed. A camera on that road will only mean a brief reduction in speed unitl the camera is out of range.

Reply Posted by Lisa on Friday May 31 2013 at 12:40
I agree with driver people with only slow down for the camera. What the council really want to do is put restricted speed cameras in (one at the start of engine lane one at the end, where you have to stick to a certain speed limit) then everyone will have to abide by the limit, especially with Shafton ALC at the top of the road.

Reply Posted by trev on Saturday June 1 2013 at 18:44
It was national speed limit at the bottom of Engine lane. All we have been asking the local councilers is to get somthing in place before somthing like this happened, now somthing has the councilers want to look good and do something

Reply Posted by driver on Saturday June 1 2013 at 22:02
Put speed cameras every 500 metres that way can't build up too much speed, or is it too much money to ask 4 from the councill

Reply Posted by Fred on Sunday June 2 2013 at 22:50
The speed cameras don't even need to be operational - just place empty "dummy" boxes the whole length of Engine Lane - this will slow down most of the idiotic drivers.... the others just won't care as they probably don't have insurance or the car registered in their names anyway.

Reply Posted by grimey on Wednesday June 5 2013 at 09:48
Putting a speed camera up will reduce peoples speed and increase revenue. Some of which could be spent on grimethorpe!

Reply Posted by Hoyland Red on Wednesday June 5 2013 at 10:41
The safety camera van, visiting occasionally possibly at different points along this route is a more realistic option and probably would result in more adherence to the speed limit than a static camera assuming of course that there is a relatively high % of people speeding which can only be established by speed surveys. It's not the Council that administer cameras - it's South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership