Making South Yorkshire Safer

Reckless drivers still speeding on Normanton Hill

Sep 26 2014

Reckless drivers are still speeding at up to double to legal limit on the Sheffield road where a 14 year old schoolgirl died earlier this year.

Since adopting Normanton Hill as one of their community concern sites in July, the South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership has carried out spot checks on nine separate occasions.  This resulted in identifying a staggering 471 offences on Normanton Hill, with an average of over 24 offences an hour!

The highest recorded speed on the road was 66mph – more than double the legal speed limit for the road.

Councillor Jack Scott, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene said: “Despite the tragic events earlier this year and the additional signage installed along the road, reckless motorists are still speeding along this route.  Among these vehicles was one car overtaking at 66mph at the crossing!

”We all have a duty to consider other road users, especially pedestrians who may have to cross this busy road.  I would appeal to motorists to think about their speed and consider the consequences – always drive within the legal speed limits.”

Local resident Sandra Bradley is working with the Council to improve Normanton Hill. She chairs the local community group for road safety.

Sandra said: “It’s shocking to see how many people are still speeding down this road and the speed some of them are going at when they do. It’s reckless and dangerous. It’s like they’ve not learnt anything at all from the tragedy earlier this year. 

“The motorists who do not adhere to the 30 mile speed limit deserve the high fines and points on their licences. We will keep working together with the Council to make our road safer and prevent another tragedy.”

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