Cops vow to clamp down on speeding in Mexborough

Harlington Road in Mexborough. One of the streets to have been nominated as Danger Streets in the SYT's child road safety campaign. Picture: Holly Allen.
Harlington Road in Mexborough. One of the streets to have been nominated as Danger Streets in the SYT's child road safety campaign. Picture: Holly Allen.

Police have vowed to crack down on speeding motorists after a woman was nearly knocked down on a busy Mexborough street.

sResidents told a public meeting with police in the town that motorists travel at “crazy speeds” along Harlington Road.

Police vowed to monitor the issue while councillors also said they will lobby council chiefs for a reduced limit.

Resident David Lakin, 68, a former call centre worker, raised the issue at a Partners And Communities Together (PACT) meeting in Mexborough Resource Centre last Thursday.

He said: “This has been a problem for maybe 15 years. I am still worried when In come off my drive that someone is going to go into me.

“There are sometimes kids out on the street and the cars whizz about at crazy speeds. There was an incident a few weeks ago where a lady was nearly knocked down.”

Councillor David Holland said ward members would look into the possibility of lowering the current 30mph limit to 20mph.

Doncaster Council has so far introduced nine 20mph zones in areas around schools. There are more planned.

Coun Holland told the meeting: “Where there is a demand in an area then we should introduce a 20mph zone. I do not see any reason not to introduce it there.”

Pc Phil Black, of the Mexborough Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We have had speed guns out on there and it is an area we patrol regularly.

“This is an ongoing issue for us all so we will work on it and report back at another upcoming meeting.”