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Drivers to be slowed after safety concerns near Yeadon school
7:00am Friday 28th March 2014 in News
A 20mph limit is being introduced on an estate near a Yeadon primary school.
The new zone is being brought into effect on the Coppice Wood estate following safety concerns from residents.
They say speed limits in the area had been a concern to residents for some time because of the number of young children travelling to school. They hope that the new zone will encourage more children to walk to school.
Councillor Pat Latty said: “This scheme is a result of collaboration between local residents, councillors and the Highways and Transportation group and will hopefully have a really positive impact on road safety within the estate.”
Councillor Graham Latty added: “The proximity of this road to a primary school has become a cause for concern amongst local residents, and the introduction of a 20mph zone will reduce the potential for accidents in the area and hopefully will encourage more people to walk their children to school.”
Councillor Paul Wadsworth said: “This road can get very busy on the school run, and this has led residents to become concerned about their safety.
“The new speed limit will be a real boost to the estate and will hopefully lead to an increase in walking and cycling, which are especially important in giving young people exercise.”
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