Petition calls for traffic lights at Climping ‘danger’ junction

The junction where traffic lights are called for. Photo: Steve Robards  SR1603707

The junction where traffic lights are called for. Photo: Steve Robards SR1603707

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More than 1,600 people have signed an online petition calling for traffic lights to be installed at the junction of the A259 and B2233 roads in Climping.

The petition was set up by Emma Cook after Climping resident Charlotte Hull suffered fatal injuries when her car left the road at the junction and ended up in a ditch last week.

“There have been several incidents at this section of road. More recently fatalities,” the petition states.

“People have lost their lives due to this dangerous section of road.

“We can’t go through the pain and anger of losing anyone else to this section of road.

“We need traffic lights before any more incidents happen.”

Emma, from Middleton-on-Sea, said: “This is not the first fatality and it will not be the last unless we, as a community, do something.

“We are prepared to fight for this and take it as far as we need to go.

“Lives cost more than traffic lights.”

Emma, who knew Charlotte, said she uses the road regularly with her children in the car.

“There had been a call for road improvements in 2013 when another man had lost his life on the same junction,” she said.

“This was campaigned for two years and rejected.

“There have been many accidents and near misses and it continues to be a matter of time before there will inevitably be another fatality.”

“Just from my research, statistics show that this is one of the most dangerous roads in the area and yet it is being underestimated.

“I also feel that with the new relief road opening, it will only get worse with people travelling to use this alternate route.

“This is why we have started this petition again in the hopes that our pleas will be heard.”

Find the petition at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/121117

Emma will also be making paper versions of the petition available in the area.

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