Councillor calls for traffic measures

Cllr John Daniels has called for action to be taken by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Cllr John Daniels has called for action to be taken by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council

A Carnaby parish councillor has called for action to slow down motorists in the Carnaby area following the latest traffic incident.

Councillor John Daniels is concerned at the speed drivers are travelling at on Sticks Lane and has called for action to be taken by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Sticks Lane has long been used by drivers as a short-cut through to Moor Lane to beat traffic on the A165.

Mr Daniels, of Woodland Court, has been a victim of several cars careering off Sticks Lane into his garden.

“Drivers are breaking the law and there is a serious safety risk with this road,” said Mr Daniels. “There are no pavements so pedestrians have to be on the road and also for people such as myself in our gardens not knowing if someone is going to burst through the fence.

"I feel a lot of the incidents are down to speeding and there needs to be more awareness for drivers, especially on the first initial corner coming off the A165. I feel speed bumps or something of similar effect needs to be done to make the area safer.

"Is it really going to take someone dying to prompt something to be done?”

The latest incident resulted in a van being turned on its side on Monday 23 November after accessing Sticks Lane from the A165.

A spokesman for East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “The council carried out a traffic survey in Sticks Lane following previous concerns raised two years ago.

“It took place at a location agreed with Carnaby Parish Council, but we found no evidence to suggest there was a significant problem with speeding and nothing to warrant any action from the council.

"There have been no reported injury collisions on Sticks Lane in the past five years. There has been one at the junction with the A165 when a driver pulling out of the junction was in collision with a car on Kingsgate.

“Where speeding or injury collisions are an issue on the highway network, we have a range of measures available ranging from minor engineering measures to speed enforcement, but these have to be targeted at sites where the need is greatest.

“There is a 40mph speed limit on Sticks Lane and we would urge motorists to drive safely.”