COUNTY council roads bosses could be urged to provide answers on improving road safety in Knuzden.

Hyndburn councillor Glen Harrison is proposing to write to Lancashire County Council’s roads boss, Cllr Keith Iddon, over long-running problems with speeding vehicles and general road safety.

Earlier this year, Cllr Harrison, who represents the St Oswalds ward, told the Lancashire Telegraph he fears a child could be mown down by one of the many cars he says are speeding through the village along Mount St James close to St Oswald's Primary School.

The councillor says drivers are using the road as a cut through between Blackburn and Oswaldtwistle or Accrington.

But since then, he says no improvements have been made.

Cllr Harrison said: “Since my time as St Oswalds Ward Councillor I have received repeated complaints regarding speeding vehicles on Mount St James, Knuzden, and Stanhill Road finishing on Stanhill Lane.

“There has been some intervention in Stanhill, but in no way enough by way of alleviating the problem.

“However in Knuzden, I do not believe there has been any meaningful intervention, despite repeated calls for action from myself, other residents and also the Stanhill Residents Committee.

“This council resolves to write to Lancashire County Council’s portfolio holder for highways and transport, county councillor Keith Iddon, for him to answer directly as to what plans are intended for measures that will satisfy both Knuzden and Stanhill residents on this very dangerous stretch of road.”

Earlier this year, highways chiefs also painted double-yellow lines on St Oswalds Road to prevent drivers parking on street corners. But this has led to cars parking on Mount St James, Cllr Harrison says.

He added: “Visibility on the road is low especially at peak times such as school pick-up or drop-off as there are so many cars.

“I know there is a lollipop person on this road but I would still worry about people crossing the road as they are going downhill and will not reduce their speed.

“There needs to be some enforcement whether that is through speed camera vans or something else to stop them speeding.”

A motion proposed by Cllr Harrison is set to go before a full council meeting in Hyndburn next week.