Speed limit set to be slashed along ‘dangerous’ road

Councillor Dawn Collins pictured on Scotland Lane
Councillor Dawn Collins pictured on Scotland Lane
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Campaigners are celebrating after plans were unveiled to put the brakes on speeding drivers on a dangerous stretch of road

Residents in Horsforth feared someone would be killed along Scotland Lane unless safety measures were implement.

Safety measures have been unveiled after residents launched a campaign following reports of a number of “near-misses” along the road.

The speed limit on Scotland Lane looks set to be slashed from 60mph to 40mph and traffic calming measures could be implemented on surrounding roads.

Vehicles travelling along Brownberrie Lane will be restricted to 30mph from the current 40mph speed limit and cars travelling on Bayton Lane will see the speed limit lowered from 60mph to 40mph.

Traffic calming measures look set to be installed along Brownberrie Lane.

Campaigner Carrie Emmerson said: “The big push for me came when my horse was struck by a vehicle on the lane.

“I am ecstatic that these measures will be in place.

“There are still concerns from residents and regular users of Scotland Lane about the HGVs that use the road because it is absolutely ridiculous.”

A public consultation is now set to take place about the new traffic calming measures.

Councillor Dawn Collins (Cons, Horsforth) supported the campaign and said: “I am really pleased with the proposals.

“I really appreciate the effort Carrie has put in to the campaign on social networking websites such as Facebook.”

A public meeting last year heard mothers with push chairs had come very close to being hit by cars speeding in the 30mph section.

Residents were asked to keep a record of serious incidents or near-misses to document the road’s safety.

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