PLEAS have been made for something to be done to control speeding traffic on a busy road in Stretton.
Residents say cars using Bitham Lane often reach speeds in excess of 50 or 60 miles per hour, despite the fact there are four schools on or near the road and it is built up with houses.
They have called for Staffordshire County Council to install traffic calming measures to improve the situation before something terrible happens on the road.
Speaking at the latest meeting of Stretton Parish Council, on resident, who asked not to be named, said: “Because it’s a straight road, people put their foot down, and it’s heavy traffic.
“Unless something is done it’s only going to get worse.”
He added that he had never seen a bad accident on the road,. “It’s what could happen,” he said.
Fountains Primary School and High School are on Bitham Lane, and youngsters heading to de Ferrers Academy on St Mary’s Drive frequently walk down it on their way to school.
William Shrewsbury Primary School is also nearby, on Church Road.
Concerns have been raised that the volume and speed of traffic will only worsen when homes are built on land of Guinevere Avenue in the village, after an application to develop the land was passed by East Staffordshire Borough Council.
Police sometimes hold speedwatch exercised on the road, but people living in the area said it made little difference, as drivers only slowed down for the short amount of time the police were there.
A spokesman for Staffordshire County Council, which manages highways issues in the county, told the Mail that a number of people had highlighted safety issues on the road.
Councillor Simon Tagg, cabinet support member for transport and connected county said: “We have been made aware of some concerns from local residents about speeding motorists on Bitham Lane.
“Mobile enforcement is already carried out on this road and our highways teams will be working with the Safer Roads Partnership to see if additional mobile enforcement to monitor the speed of vehicles is required.”