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Vehicle driving allong footpath and can possible injure a child at the blind corner

Reported in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 11:09, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2138869.

Vehicle driving allong footpath and can possible injure a child at the blind corner, vans and cars are using this footpath as a drive through and we could really do with a bollard being placed at the beginning of the footpath to stop them from cutting through. this is a health and safety hazard and action needs to be taken immediately before someone is injured.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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 11:09, Tuesday 2 June 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately Northamptonshire County Council no longer consider installing ‘No Parking’ type signs or such measures at wooden posts, bollards or barriers to prevent parking on grass verges to be a priority. If vehicles are being driven on footways the this road safety concern would be a matter for Northamptonshire Police, as they would have the ability to decide on taking appropriate action against drivers that may be breaking traffic laws within this residential area. Northamptonshire Police can consider operating traffic surveys or mobile enforcement. Such requests can be done via your local Safer Communities Team by calling the non-emergency telephone number 101 or by the following link on the Northants Police website.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:15, Friday 5 June 2020

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