Stroud Green Liberal Democrat Councillor Laura Edge has again called onHaringey Council to urgently introduce preventative road safety measures inDenton Road (N8) following yet another incident involving a car speeding downthe road and smashing into parked cars and front gardens in Weston Park.
Cllr Edge says that the incident, which took place at 9.50pm on Friday 19November, is yet another in a succession of accidents at this now notoriousblackspot.
The chain of events exactly mirrored two accidents whichhappened within three weeks of each other in January of this year.
Following those incidents, Haringey Council agreed to paint “slow down” signs onthe carriageway in Denton Road but residents and Lib Dem Councillors warnedat the time that these measures were not sufficient.
In response to the latest incident, Haringey Council has pointed out that it hasput in a bid to Transport for London for funding to introduce a 20-mph zonein Denton Road and surrounding roads. However, it is by no means assuredthat the bid will be successful, and even if it is, “investigations” willnot commence until the 2005-6 financial year.
Commenting on the latest incident and the Council’s response, Cllr LauraEdge said:
“Local residents were not satisfied with the measures taken by the Councilin January and this latest incident proves beyond a shadow of a doubt thatthese were wholly insufficient. This is a genuine accident blackspot andHaringey Council’s response is entirely inadequate.
“Urgent preventative measures are needed now, not in 2006 and subject to TfLapproval. Otherwise it is only a matter of time before someone is injured orkilled.”