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Petition to reduce the national speed limit on Sutton Lane, Foston.

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The stretch of road from the entrance to Sutton Lane has an excessive speed limit.

The route is one of the most popular for cyclists in the area and with no fewer than 10 hidden entrances being used by residents, caravan users and agricultural vehicles the limit has to change for the safety of the residents, visitors and road users.

Sutton Lane has a dog-leg halfway up the stretch of road which means that the only way for people to 'maintain' the speed they carry in both directions is for them to drive up the centre of the road.

The loss of a life in 2013 is not something that should ever be repeated and it is evident that something needs to be done in order to prevent any further accidents occurring.

Initial attempts to request the change have fallen on deaf ears with automated responses being sent on both occasions from Derbyshire County Council, despite the support of our local MP, Heather Wheeler.

As residents we feel it is within our rights to request that something is done about what is already a serious issue and ask for your help in having our voices heard.

Thank you.

Tim Watt
Birkins Cycles

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