Calls for urgent action after tanker crash outside East Riding…

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Calls for urgent action after tanker crash outside East Riding…

The safety of an East Riding A-road which runs past a village’s primary school has been taken up with the Government months after a tanker crashed nearby. Haltemprice and Howden MP David Davis said in an email seen by LDRS that he has referred the A163 to the Transport Secretary following Holme Upon Spalding Moor parents’ complaints. Father James Ashman said in November the road’s speed limit should be cut to 20mph after a tanker careened off road. His call came as East Riding Council said it was putting new 20mph zones on hold as discussions take place nationally about a blanket imposition of them in residential areas. A council spokesperson said it was going to wait for a decision on the changes as changes to speed limits at a local level could be costly and time-consuming. Read more:Tanker crash prompts call for 20mph limits outside East Riding school Mr Davis told Dr Ashman he was waiting on a detailed response from Transport Secretary Mark Harper about the road. But Dr Ashman said he and other villages felt the council could try harder following the crash. He added that despite the crash taking place at the other end of the village, it showed the road could still be dangerous. The father said: “As well as reducing the speed limit, speed bumps and other traffic calming measures could also be put on it but because it’s an A road no one wants to do anything. James Ashman said people should be more sensible when driving to and from Holme Upon Spalding Moor Primary School (Image: James Ashman) “The flashing lights on the pedestrian crossing outside the school are also not in use. There are multiple issues and there isn’t one answer to them.” The council’s s
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