‘Poor school crossing could cause a death’

Crossing protest in Kings Road, Berkhamsted.
Crossing protest in Kings Road, Berkhamsted.
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A MUM has taken her battle for new safety measures near a school crossing to her town’s leaders.

Sandra Kessly says drivers regularly speed and jump red lights at the Kings Road pelican crossing between Berkhamsted School Kings Campus and its prep school.

The Gazette reported in May that she has set up a petition calling for new road warning signs and a safety camera to stop drivers jumping the lights.

It has been signed by more than 400 people and Ms Kessly has voiced her worries to Berkhamsted Town Council’s transport and environment committee.

During its meeting last Monday, she said: “I would feel terrible if someone had been killed on that crossing and I had done nothing to improve things.

“How about you?”

Councillor Ian Reay, who is also a Herts County councillor, said a lot of the foliage blocking one of the traffic lights had been removed.

He said faded ‘school crossing’ signs will be replaced and Herts Highways will look at installing new signs.

To sign Ms Kessly’s petition, visit the website consult.hertsdirect.org/petitions.