MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Interactive road signs in Haringey could reduce the amount of accidents in the borough, according to Cllr. Lynne Featherstone.
The Lib Dem councillor for Muswell Hill has suggested the new signs, which flash up reminders of the speed limit when traffic approaches too fast, for Cranley Gardens in Muswell Hill – a speeding black spot on which the Lib Dems have campaigned for a long period.
Although interactive signs have not been around long enough for official statistics, Ms Featherstone says that the feedback from road safety officers in the South West is that residents have noticed a reduction in speeding. As a result, local communities have claimed that their quality of life has been improved – as have drivers who claim it is useful to be reminded of the speed limit in certain areas.
Cranley Gardens is an area that suffers from speeding problems. It has one sharp bend and residents’ parking makes visibility for drivers very poor.
Lynne Featherstone comments:
“We need to take action on speeding in Cranley Gardens. Instead of the Labour councils blanket approach of CPZs and road humps to all traffic problems, it is time to explore more imaginative ways to deal with traffic issues in Haringey. This is certainly one idea that should be considered as a serious option.”