Great Harwood nursery owner’s speed camera call

Lancashire Telegraph: AFTERMATH The wall which was damaged in the crash AFTERMATH The wall which was damaged in the crash

A NURSERY owner who is clearing up the debris after a van smashed into her Great Harwood nursery is calling for speed calming measures in the area.

Dawn Hartley, of Little Brook Nursery in Blackburn Road, had to evacuate the pre-school children when a van ploughed into the wall outside the building, sending stones flying through the window.

One boy, aged three, received minor head injuries from a piece of flying glass but no one else was hurt during the ordeal.

She said: “I would welcome campaigns for a speed camera on this stretch of road. An incident like this should never have happened.

“It’s a very busy road and it should be made 30mph all the way along.

“It is a 30mph limit outside the nursery, but people put their foot down and speed up as they approach the 50mph sign.

“There has been a campaign for speed cameras by the community for a number of years because you get a lot of speeding motorists.

“You have a lot of parents turning into the car park with children and at the moment it’s dangerous.”

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9:22pm Fri 11 Jan 13

mavrick says...

I have noticed that particular piece of road tends to be slippy for some reason. There has been many a vehicle skid and overturned around that area. whether speed is a major factor remains to be seen. perhaps there needs to be a reinforced wall built in front of the nursery building. I know they should not have to but better safe than sorry.
I have noticed that particular piece of road tends to be slippy for some reason. There has been many a vehicle skid and overturned around that area. whether speed is a major factor remains to be seen. perhaps there needs to be a reinforced wall built in front of the nursery building. I know they should not have to but better safe than sorry. mavrick

1:55am Sat 12 Jan 13

Stone Island: says...

I use that stretch of road quite often, and there are some right ***** use it. I'm surprised there aren't more accidents on there. Speed cameras are definitely warranted on that stretch. The standard of driving today is appalling.

I'm not saying excessive speed or poor driving skills, was a factor in this particular incident, but something needs to be done to stop these so called 'boy racers' from driving like *****! You know the ones I mean, you can usually hear them five minutes before you see them. Morons.
I use that stretch of road quite often, and there are some right ***** use it. I'm surprised there aren't more accidents on there. Speed cameras are definitely warranted on that stretch. The standard of driving today is appalling. I'm not saying excessive speed or poor driving skills, was a factor in this particular incident, but something needs to be done to stop these so called 'boy racers' from driving like *****! You know the ones I mean, you can usually hear them five minutes before you see them. Morons. Stone Island:

11:56am Sat 12 Jan 13

useyourhead says...

He was over the speed limit, and also young and inexperienced.
He was over the speed limit, and also young and inexperienced. useyourhead

8:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

maz;0) says...

I use the road every day, it's not only 'boy racers' many drivers keep up their 50 or 60mph speed when entering the 30mph zone, there's nothing to physically slow the traffic, I slow down to 30 a few yards before the 30 sign, drivers behind me are then 2ft from my bumper! they don't like 30 but, tough. The idea of a speed camera is great and will make a difference or someone is going to get killed there.
I use the road every day, it's not only 'boy racers' many drivers keep up their 50 or 60mph speed when entering the 30mph zone, there's nothing to physically slow the traffic, I slow down to 30 a few yards before the 30 sign, drivers behind me are then 2ft from my bumper! they don't like 30 but, tough. The idea of a speed camera is great and will make a difference or someone is going to get killed there. maz;0)

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