Campaigners may face defeat on call for speed limit reduction on Killingholme Road in Habrough
THE council’s principal traffic engineer says his “gut feeling” is that the speed limit on a road where an eight-year-old boy was hit by a van will not be reduced to 30mph.
As reported, the boy’s mum Liza Tidd launched a petition calling for the speed limit to be cut from 60mph following the collision outside her home on Killingholme Road, Habrough, on March 21.
The petition, which was signed by more than 200 people, was presented to the council’s environment portfolio holder Peter Wheatley in June.
The road is a popular route for tankers and lorries accessing the port of Immingham and the nearby oil refineries.
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It does not have a footpath, despite being used by pedestrians to walk to neighbouring villages.
Giving an update on the petition, traffic engineer Dave Poucher said: “This is going forward as part of our speed management strategy.
“We need to have a look at the speeds along with the police.
“I have no idea where this is going to fall.
“My gut feeling, knowing the road, is that we are not going to get it down to 30.”