Ian Austin

Independent for Dudley North

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Austin backs Northway residents' calls to tackle speeding

Dudley MP Ian Austin has taken the concerns of local residents about speeding on the Northway to Dudley Council, asking them to meet with local residents and draw up plans to make the road safer.

Of more than 300 responses to Mr Austin’s survey, more than three quarters said that speeding was a serious problem on the Northway, with many saying they had witnessed an accident or knew someone who had been involved in one.

Two-thirds want traffic calming measures to tackle the issue, with 35% backing speed limit signs and 30% calling for speed bumps. Over half believed a pedestrian crossing would reduce accidents, while more than 75% would support a weight limit on the Northway to stop heavy vehicles thundering down the road.

Ian Austin said:

“There’s been a huge response from Northway residents on this issue, and there’s clear support for traffic calming measures.

“I’m now taking local residents’ views to local councillors and Dudley Council to get something done before more accidents occur.”

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