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Calls for cameras on 40mph road after 12 drivers caught speeding including one doing 94mph

PUBLISHED: 17:30 08 October 2020 | UPDATED: 18:03 08 October 2020

Millennium Way where 12 drivers were caught speeding. PHOTO: Google Maps

Millennium Way where 12 drivers were caught speeding. PHOTO: Google Maps

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Calls have been made for cameras to be installed on a road notorious for its speeding after police caught 12 drivers breaking the 40mph limit - including two topping 90mph.

There have been some serious accidents on the road in the past because of speeding. PHOTO: Google MapsThere have been some serious accidents on the road in the past because of speeding. PHOTO: Google Maps

Suffolk Police caught twelve speeders on Millennium Way, Lowestoft, on Wednesday, October 7, with one driver hitting 90mph and another 94mph.

The force’s East team carried out speed checks on the road following complaints from residents, Suffolk Police confirmed on Twitter.

The road has become a hotspot for speeders in recent years, according to people in the area.

And between January 1, 2017 and July 4, 2018, 199 drivers were caught speeding, making it the worst road in Waveney for the offence.

In November 2019, a man was taken to hospital after a hit and run on the road and a teenager suffered life changing injuries after being hit by a car in August 2018.

The news came as no surprise to driving instructor Paul Gherghel, who lives close to the road.

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“Youngsters drive very fast down the road during the evening, usually every two weeks,” he said.

“Something needs to be done to deter these people, I think speed cameras should be installed.

“You get a lot of learner drivers on the road, joggers and walkers and something could happen to them if the speeders are not stopped.”

David Youngman, town councillor for the St Margarets East ward in Lowestoft, said: “These people who speed along our roads and break the law should be prosecuted and issued with hefty fines or be made to take a driving course.

“Our local police have to deal with the consequences of speeding drivers which can end up fatal with the families being left to pick up their lives after the death of a family member which could easily have been avoided if the speed limits were adhered to.

David Youngman has called for speed cameras to be installed. PHOTO: David YoungmanDavid Youngman has called for speed cameras to be installed. PHOTO: David Youngman

“Speed limits are in place for a reason and this limit is set at the maximum safe speed to travel on in order to avoid accidents and even death.

“These limits are definitely not targets but there are always other issues to take into consideration including other road users and local weather conditions.

“The faster you are travelling means that there is less time for you to react to unexpected hazards.”


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