MP visits accident blackspot in bid to boost safety
MP has visited a local accident blackspot this week to investigate
how safety could be improved.
Munt invited the Senior Traffic Engineer at Somerset County Council
to join her on the visit to the stretch of road between Wedmore
and Cheddar following concerns from residents.
comes after a large number of incidents, injuries and deaths along
the B3151 between Wedmore and Cheddar in recent years.
the possible solutions discussed are extending the 30mph speed
area to include the whole stretch from Wedmore and beyond Cocklake.
meeting also discussed improving pedestrian access and more frequent
hedge cutting to help visibility and safety for pedestrians where
there is no pavement.
said: "I am pleased the Highways Department took this seriously
and came to assess the situation on the ground. This stretch of
road needs to be improved to take account of the increased traffic
and higher speeds that cars travel. I will be writing to people
again when I have more news."