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Speed not appropriate for Road due to blind bends which backs on to the rear of several properties-Unsafe

Reported in the Crash Barriers - Damaged / Missing category anonymously at 16:06, Friday 23 August 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1742530.

Hi, I have reported this concern previously however i believe after review no further action was taken. Since my initial reports a year ago I have had two cats killed and left on this road which are not isolated incidents. However the reason for my report is due to public safety. Today there has been two cars & a van which have lost control and mounted the verge one of which was nearly head on, there are several near misses daily and at night it is very disruptive as cars speed around the bends. The road is used by cyclist, walkers and children as there are connecting public footpaths and homes. I think the speed was once appropriate when there was clear line of sight across the field but now that there are houses here it has created blind spots which need to be reflected in the speed and potentially clearing some of the hedges may improve visibility. If i had children playing in my garden i would not feel comfortable that they would be safe as people are using the national speed limit sign as a target/challenge. Many Thanks

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 16:10, Friday 23 August 2019

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:10, Tuesday 27 August 2019

  • Advised customer to seek support from town council for speed restriction and of process for making an application.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:34, Tuesday 3 September 2019

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