Local council warns motorists not to break new safety measures
North Lincolnshire Council have announced that they will be taking action against motorists breaking safety measures on a busy Scunthorpe junction.
The council have expressed that the measures are ‘designed to protect people’ and should be followed.
They, alongside Humberside Police, are ‘stepping up enforcement’ at the Brumby Wood Lane junctions, which connect to the Kingsway (A18) in Scunthorpe.
Cameras will also reported be installed to monitor the junctions in the next few weeks and ensure that motorists follow the new safety measures that have been put in place to protect them, cyclists and pedestrians.
The council has decided to take this course of action due to numerous collisions, including a fatal accident between two motorists, being reported at the site.
Ian White sadly did not survive this incident and his family have been working with the council to ensure that the safety measures are adhered to and that similar accidents are prevented from occurring in the future.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “It is massively disappointing to hear so many drivers are blatantly ignoring the new measures.
“We worked closely with [Ian’s] family to find a solution to make the junction safer.
“We take road safety concerns very seriously and will do all we can to make changes to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians across our roads.
“There is clear signage leading up to the junctions about the no right turn and the junctions are clearly marked.
“Drivers should follow the rules and not put others at risk.”
Speaking on the new safety measures, Ian’s cousin, Damon White, told North Lincolnshire Council: “We know that because of this work, the junction is significantly safer than it was, no one can put an argument to challenge any other.
“It will reduce the risk but what it won’t do is stop the percentage of idiots who think the highway code and road safety does not apply to them, moreover people who believe that positive changes are pointless and negative.
“Now all we need is people to respect the new measures to help protect themselves and others.”
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