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Speeding on Lamer Lane/Kimpton Road

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As local residents, we call upon the Hertfordshire County Council to make urgent changes to the section of Lamer Lane and Kimpton Road between The Broadway and the house known as 'Junipers'. The current national speed limit between these points encourages high speeds and dangerous overtaking - regardless of road conditions or visibility - especially at both ends of this section and at the junction with The Slype/Ballsough Lane. The junction is frequently used by walkers,cyclists,and horse riders, all of whom are regularly exposed to risk. The area is also a natural habitat for deer, which are often seen along the roadside at night. We call for a simple and low-cost solution such as extending the existing 30mph limit through Blackmore End and Lower Gustard Wood to cover this section of Lamer Lane/Kimpton Road and changing the current broken white line to unbroken. The increasing number of accidents and injuries (most recent: 31 January 2012) does not reflect the frequency of near misses.

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