SLOW DOWN PLEASE!

Please keep your speed down

Please keep your speed down

Residents are appealing to motorists to slow down on Souldrop High Street following an incident by the green on Saturday 30th July.
“Even though the speed limit is thirty miles per hour, considering the blind bend near the green, that doesn’t give much time to stop if there are kids or pets playing, or horse riders walkers or cyclists using the high street, especially during weekends and summer holidays” one resident commented. “Perhaps it’s time for traffic calming measures, maybe a 20 mile an hour limit or speed ramps” said another resident in discussion.

 

 

“A procession of at least four trial motorbikes tore through the village at a great speed last weekend, I estimate they were doing at least 45 miles per hour, had there have been a horse rider or child in the street coming the other way, they wouldn’t have stood a chance” added the resident (who didn’t wish to be named)

Blind bend near the green

Blind bend near the green

So we at Souldrop.biz appeal to all motorist users of the roads through Souldrop to take that extra care and vigilance when driving through the village, especially throughout the summer holidays. We suggest a maximum of 20 miles an hour and please be mindful to slow down for the bends near the green. Today’s incident is a warning shot across the bow, next time god forbidding, the incident could involve a child, cyclist or horse rider.

So Motorist’s and Motorbikers, Please slow down when driving through the village!

Motorists, please slow down whilst driving through Souldrop Village

Motorists, please slow down whilst driving through Souldrop Village

 

Another accident on Souldrop Turn

The air ambulance arrives for another accident on Souldrop Turn

The air ambulance arrives for another accident on Souldrop Turn

Drivers living in or visiting Souldrop will be aware of the dangers of navigating the junction of Stocking Lane with the main Rushden to Bedford road, the A6. This junction adjacent to the Souldrop garage filling station is known locally as the ‘Souldrop Turn’.

About 7.30pm on Thursday 26th April there was a collision between a motorcyclist and a car at the turning. An air ambulance and several units of the emergency services arrived, it was not known at the time of writing whether or not there were any serious casualties, but there was a seriously damaged motor car and motorcycle nearby. The Souldrop Turning know locally as an accident blackspot, is a junction that witnesses regular accidents with vehicles attempting to make the turn on or off the main road. The busy filling station opposite, adds further complications to the unwary motorist. Drivers often approach the junction at speeds on or above the national speed limit, which means it’s often very tricky to make the turn safely.

“Isn’t it about time the highway authorities recognised the dangers and put measures in place to deal with the dangers of this junction?”