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‘Dangerous’ Lyme-Regis road worries school children
1:30pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
LYME Regis schoolchildren are worried their lives are at risk from the ‘dangerous’ road outside St Michael’s Primary.
They have made a plea to drivers to slow down and think about what they are doing before there is a serious accident.
Pupils gave the same message to West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin when he went to talk to them about road safety on King’s Way.
His visit came after year 6 pupils wrote letters to him, calling for a lower speed limit, a safe crossing, and better signs.
They showed him the road and pointed out the danger areas, before tackling him on how he could help.
Pupil Jake Barnes said: “One day there will be an accident. They are putting children’s lives at risk.”
Mr Letwin is now hoping the speed limit can be reduced from 30 to 20mph.
Mr Letwin said: “I think the pupils have a point so I am taking the idea up with Dorset County Council.”