Car insurance: Meeting to solve road problem

Thursday, 03 April 2008

A meeting has taken place in Newton Solney, Staffordshire, over possible changes to one road that has seen a high number of accidents in recent times.

Locals talked with Derbyshire county council's highways safety manager Peter Leigh this week about Newton Road in the area following a spate on car incidents, reports the Burton Mail.

Safety campaigners were informed that plans to alter the signs on the stretch in the coming six weeks may be put to officials.

Chair of the meeting Martyn Ford said that the discussions "went very well" and that action is the best possible answer to the problem.

"We came away a lot more informed than when we went in. In six weeks we will have some idea of what is going to happen ... the parish council will be kept informed," he told the news source.

It might take longer for more long-term measures to be introduced, such as speed humps, it was revealed.

Walsall council recently stated that it is looking it methods to improve the safety of roads there, particularly a duel carriageway in Darlaston.

Drivers involved in accidents may find that their car insurance premiums are impacted upon.

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