11:24 Tuesday 11 December 2012

Calls for traffic changes near school dismissed

Written byBY ROB SMYTH

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A PLEA for traffic calming measures outside a school in South Derbyshire have been thrown out by highway chiefs.

Despite 129 people signing a petition calling for changes in Main Street, Rosliston, Derbyshire County Council has ruled out installing any new measures along the road.

The authority announced that following a visit to the area outside Rosliston Primary School that ‘further road safety measures are not proposed at this time’.

The report stated: “The petition was organised by Rosliston Primary School and raised concerns over road safety between the school and the nearby playing fields.

“The school fronts onto Main Street and is governed by a 30mph speed restriction.

“The school frontage is furnished with a ‘School Keep Clear’ marking and the approaches are signed by school warning signs on yellow backing boards.”

A traffic survey at the site during a seven day period showed a mean speed of between 24mph and 25mph.

A review of the road safety record showed that there had been one collision in Main Street during the past three years.

Ian Stephenson, strategic director of environmental services, said: “The concerns of the school regarding school safety are noted, however, while the authority remains vigilant to the needs of vulnerable road users, the traffic conditions within Rosliston and the safety measures in place are satisfactory.”

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