For years Elmdon Liberal Democrats have been calling for action to be taken against speeding on various roads around Elmdon. On some roads we have been successful in having temporary speed visors installed, speed checks undertaken, and securing commitments for investigations in to lower speed limits, but more needs to be done to tackle this issue.
On the evening of Friday 8th October a speeding car lost control on a bend on Rowood Drive, crashing into a house and starting a significant fire. Fortunately the accident was not fatal.
On the morning of Thursday 14th October a car lost control on the corner of Damson Lane and Oakslade Drive, hitting a pedestrian, knocking down a wall and a street light. The light fell on the pedestrian, electrocuting them. Thankfully the injuries were not fatal.
Speeding is something which is flagged to us as an issue on most roads in Elmdon including, but not limited to;
- Rowood Drive
- Damson Lane
- Damson Parkway
- Old Lode Lane
- Hobs Moat Road
- Valley Road
- Rangoon Road
- Ventnor Road
- Oakslade Drive
- Elmdon Park Road
and many more.
Urgent action needs to be taken before speeding proves fatal.
We are asking Solihull Council to undertake a comprehensive investigation into speeding across Elmdon and measures to tackle this. This includes exploring the rollout of average speed cameras across Elmdon, implementation of 20mph speed limits, or else consulting with residents about their preferred method of traffic calming on the worst streets and implementing this.
We are also asking West Midlands Police to increase the number of speed checks on Elmdon roads to deter excessive speeding.
Average Speed Cameras have proved to be successful on Lode Lane and a trial in Birmingham found them to significantly reduce speed.
Please sign our petition if you support this. You can flag certain roads to us by clicking here.
We, the undersigned, call on Solihull Council to undertake an investigation into speeding across Elmdon and measures to tackle this. This includes exploring the installation of average speed cameras, 20 mph speed limits, or else consulting with residents about their preferred method of traffic calming and implementing this on affected roads.
We also call on West Midlands Police to increase the number of speed checks on Elmdon roads in the light of these incidents.
Cllr Richard Long and Cllr Laura McCarthy