‘Stop speeding’ call to drivers

Ken Dalton. (1409141AM)
Ken Dalton. (1409141AM)

A retired plumber from Ripon is calling on motorists driving in the city to observe the speed limits in force.

Ken Dalton, 84, of Princess Royal Road, says he has seen drivers breaking the limit in many areas of the city but is particularly concerned about the frequency of speeding on Dallamires Lane, Quarry Moor Lane, Harrogate Road and Lead Lane.

“It’s been going on for years and I think it is atrocious,” said Mr Dalton, who has been married to his wife Rita for 60 years.

“We are so lucky no-one has been run down – some one will get knocked down one of these days.

“I think they are doing 40 or 50mph many a time.”

The speed limits on Mr Dalton’s roads of concern vary between 20-30mph and he says he would like to see motorists breaking the rules being tackled.

“I’d like to see the law being kept. Those signs are there for a reason,” he said.

Acting Insp Andrew Tiffany of Ripon police said the force had not received any reports of speed limits being broken on the four roads highlighted by Mr Dalton.

“It’s not a problem we are aware of,” added A/Insp Tiffany, who said the police works with other bodies including the multi-agency 95 Alive – the York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership which includes local authorities and other emergency services – to identify and tackle speeding issues.

To report issues of speeding, contact North Yorkshire Police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, complete a form at the county council website at: 
http://bit.ly/XLpaFl