We are petitioning to keep our children safe by asking Devon county council to install a variable speed limit along a short section of the main Exeter road in Dawlish, before and after the Elm Grove Road junction
Suggest also contact our Dawlish County Councillor, Martin Wrigley, as it is the County Council that is responsible for highway issues such as this.
Posting now on Eyes of Dawlish from town councillor Rosie Dawson. She says she intends putting the issue of road safety around the area of Elm Grove and Exeter Road on the agenda at the next town council meeting due to be held in February.
Says for people to contact her if they wish to give her their thoughts on the matter.
Isn't there a zebra crossing there? Also, are kids taught about road safety these days or do they expect everyone to stop in an instant when they cross the road where they want while looking at something extremely important on their phone!
The petition is a typical knee-jerk reaction. How, practically five-minutes after the accident, does the originator of the petition know that speed is a factor?
Where they there or are they making an assumption based upon the tittle-tattle of contributors from Facebook?
So far more than 660 people have signed the 'slowing down drivers near Dawlish College' petition launched by Daniella Jordan just five days ago.