South Yorkshire PCC Hears Road Safety Concerns from Thurgoland Residents

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings was out in Thurgoland this week, listening to the increasing concerns of residents around speeding.

Dr Billings met with parish councillors to discuss road safety in this part of Yorkshire.

Speaking after the visit, Dr Billings said: “One of the main issues raised by local residents was who to go to if they have a problem. Who takes responsibility for different areas; deciding speed limits, painting white lines, maintaining signage?

“This is an issue that was echoed throughout the lockdowns, as people most wanted to talk to me about road safety and speeding in rural areas. It was as if, tied to home, we became more conscious of the places where we lived and any passing traffic. But few knew what to do next.

“It’s a very grey area and I’m asking the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership to think about this and help make something that is currently quite opaque a bit clearer.”

Dr Billings is currently finalising the police and crime plan, due to be published next month, which looks at the concerns of residents from across the county, including speeding and road safety.