NEIGHBOURS of a man who died on his doorstep in a hit-and-run say their road is plagued with motorists driving dangerously.
Frodsham Town Councillor Andrew Dawson claims Fluin Lane is known as “Flying Lane” because so many drivers are caught speeding there.
Along with neighbours, Cllr Dawson, who lives on the lane, wants a permanent solution after 79-year-old resident Leslie Cardus was killed on Sunday.
He said: “Many of us can recount occasions where we have been overtaken by vehicles on both sides whilst turning right into our drives.”
Cllr Dawson has written to Cheshire County Council’s Highways Engineer and Chief Constable of Cheshire Police Peter Fahy asking them to consider installing a speed camera or narrowing the road.
He added: “Because the road widens out and because properties have extensive drives to park on there’s a tendency to speed. That road is encouraging dangerous driving.
“We shouldn’t have to wait for people to be killed for the highways authority to do something.
“Should we say ‘how about parking our cars on the road so that we effectively narrow the carriageway?’
“That might be a place we get to if the authorities aren’t going to help us.”
Neighbour William Bibby said:
“I’m firmly of the opinion the only thing that would slow them down is speed cameras.”
Rita Shearn, Frodsham Town Councillor, has used speed indicator devices (SIDs) on Fluin Lane and says more than 80% of drivers were travelling faster than the 30 mph limit.
She said: “We were there from 7-9.30am. Some cars were reaching 60 mph plus and overtaking anybody that was travelling at the right speed.”
Mark Warren also lives on Fluin Lane and takes his three-year-old son across the road to nearby St Luke’s RC Primary School, The Willows.
He said: “There’s no lollipop lady. If there was some sort of crossing fewer people would bring their cars.”
Insp Phil Hodgson of Frodsham police station, said: “We asked highways to put speed cameras there. They had an assessment and their plan is not to do so.”
Josie Sidwell, a neighbour and friend of Mr Cardus, said: “We would like some permanent system to slow traffic down, and that would be some good to come out of the needless loss of Les’s life in this cruel and untimely way.”