Speed cushions have been put in place on a dangerous road in a council’s bit to tackle anti-social driving.
Last week, Blackburn with Darwen Council installed one-piece speed cushions on Lammack Road, after multiple accidents over the last 12 months, which resulted in numerous cars being written-off and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to residents’ homes.
On December 4 at around 10.30am, a Porsche and a van crashed on Lammack Road, with an earlier collision occurring on the same stretch outside the Hare and Hounds Pub.
There had been calls for safety measures to be put in place on the road for years, with resident Tommy Temperley calling for action to be taken several times.
In December he said: “We have asked the council to look into this but nothing has happened so far.
“I understand they got funding to put traffic calming measures but nothing has been done.
“I would like to see some speed bumps put here.
“Someone could be killed if we don’t get something done fast.
“They do come down this road very fast. They have the school here and we need get people to slow down.”
As part of the council’s plan to roll-out road safety schemes across the borough this spring, the installation of one-piece speed cushions at Lammack Road was completed on Thursday.
To combat anti-social driving behaviour in the area, the innovative speed cushions have been installed in conjunction with Miller Homes, who are currently undertaking a new development at the Old Blackburnians site.
Executive member for growth and development, Cllr Phil Riley said: “My thanks to the council’s Network team who delivered this road safety installation, the quality of the work speaks for itself.
“The anti-social driving behaviour was the cause of so much upset and worry for residents.
“This scheme will go a long way to providing them with reassurance their concerns have been heard, and preventative measures put in place to tackle the issue.”
The single-piece speed cushions are an innovative investment for the borough, not only because they are so quick to install but they are made from recycled car tyre rubber which helps Blackburn with Darwen work towards its carbon neutral targets.