Doncaster speeding drivers now in the zone

editorial image

Speeding motorists are to be curbed at Doncaster schools with the introduction of two new 20mph zones.

The brakes are being put on irresponsible drivers outside Toll Bar Primary School, Askern Road, and also Bentley High Street Primary School in a bid to reduce the number of accidents on the borough’s roads.

The new limits would only apply during school drop- off and collection times and will include new signs installed, incorporating flashing warning lights.

Stephen Bower, Toll Bar deputy headteacher, said: “The A19 is an incredibly busy road and, as a school, safety is our primary concern.

“This is very welcome news and will really help to reduce accidents along the main road in front of our school.”

Coun Charlie Hogarth, Doncaster Council member for Bentley ward, said: “Enforcing lower speed limits near schools is a sensible move. I believe parents, teachers and pupils will welcome this news.”

The moves follows nine other borough schools receiving 20mph zones last September, including West Road Primary in Moorends, Edenthorpe Hall Primary and Thorne Brooke Primary.

Ed Miliband, Doncaster North MP, said: “I welcome the proposal.

“It’s proven that 20mph zones help reduce the number of accidents.

“The parents and headteachers I’ve contacted in my constituency are supportive of the idea.”

The introduction of all 11 zones follows a campaign spearheaded by Don Valley and Doncaster Central MPs Caroline Flint and Rosie Winterton and mayor Ros Jones.