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Outraged Manor Road residents in Uttoxeter call for immediate action at 'death trap junction'

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: August 03, 2014

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OUTRAGED Manor Road residents have slammed a decision by highways chiefs not to take immediate action on a 'danger junction'.

Concerned parents called on Staffordshire County Council to take action after a 10-year-old girl was taken to hospital following a collision at the junction of Manor Road and High Street.

However, they have been left disappointed after the county council declined to confirm they would be taking any immediate action to improve the 'death trap' junction.

Tess Taylor, of Manor Road, said: "The council are just being ridiculous – they've basically said because she wasn't seriously hurt it doesn't matter.

"Well, it does. This road is unsafe.

"It's disgusting. I'll keep complaining until they do something about it.

"They need to slow the traffic by whatever means, remove the parking either side of the High Street and also take measures to calm the traffic that uses Manor Road as a short cut.

"We don't want to wait for another accident we'd rather prevent it, whereas the council seem to be waiting for accident figures before doing anything.

"I have five children and they aren't allowed off the drive. I'm very concerned for their safety. It was my 10-year-old's best friend that got hit."

Paul Ferneyhough said via Facebook:

"Trying to cross the High Street or Manor Road at the junction of Manor Road and the High Street is challenging. "My personal view is that it is not safe to cross Manor Road or the High Street near the junction Manor Road and the High Street and I wouldn't attempt it myself.

"One accident is one too many."

Deborah Cheadle said via Facebook: "My son was with the poor girl and it really upset him. The junction has always been a nightmare ever since I was at school and trying to turn out of Manor Road on to the High Street is madness. "You need to drive half way into the road to see any oncoming traffic."

Mark Deaville, Staffordshire County Council's support member for transport and connected county, said: "We want to ensure our roads are as safe as possible for both pedestrians and motorists and prioritise schemes based on potential safety risk.

"There have not been any accidents recorded at this spot in the last three years, but we continually review our roads and always encourage residents to raise any concerns they may have with their local county councillor."

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