Published: Thursday 26 August 2021

Following a meeting with Councillor Simon Eardley who represents Saughall and Mollington Ward, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer heard how speeding issues, particularly on the junction at Rake Lane and Little Rake Lane, were a cause of concern for local residents.

John Dwyer said:

“Since taking office I have been inundated with correspondence from communities across the county raising the issue of speeding. With this in mind, my team and I are working on a project to help reduce speeding in Chorlton-by-Backford and across our county.

“Speeding is a contributing factor to many of the fatal collisions that sadly cause people to lose their lives on our roads. It’s vital that we all work together, including the police, local authorities and Highways Agency, to ensure our roads are as safe as possible.  One death on our roads is one too many, and I hope in the coming months the project that my office is starting can help to drive down the speeding issues.”

Councillor Simon Eardley said:

“It was good to be able to show John in-person this very challenging junction in Chorlton-by-Backford. Over the years it has seen many vehicles misjudge the camber of the road and often end up in the field opposite the sharp bend, narrowly avoiding very serious, likely fatal, accidents. Cheshire West and Chester Council have recently introduced additional safety improvements here which is welcome but there is likely more to be done. Whilst the overall message must be to road users that they should slow down regardless, I was encouraged to hear how seriously John takes this matter as our Police and Crime Commissioner and the plans he has to tackle road safety generally across the county. I look forward to them coming to fruition.”

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