South Yorkshire Times launches campaign demanding action over accident black spot

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Your South Yorkshire Times today launches a campaign calling for safety improvements on a stretch of road that has claimed the lives of eight teenagers.

Five youngsters died in a crash on the notorious A630 in Conisbrough last month, and the same stretch of Sheffield Road was also the scene of a crash that led to the deaths of three teens in 2011.

Now the South Yorkshire Times is teaming up with our sister title, The Doncaster Free Press, to say enough is enough and that something must be done now before tragedy strikes again.

Arpad Kore and Bartosz Bortniczak, both 18, and 16-year-olds Blake Cairns, Jordanna Goodwin and Megan Storey died as a result of a horrific collision on November 15.

We want to honour their lives – along with those of Michael Gallagher, 16, Antonia Brown, 14, and Tom Hughes, 15, who also died in January 2011 as a result of a crash that happened on the same stretch of the A630 – by helping to make the road that claimed their lives safer.

We are calling on Doncaster Council to carry out safety improvements on the road and our bid has already received the backing of national road safety charity Brake and Don Valley MP Caroline Flint.

Now we want you to add your weight to it by adding your name to our campaign.

You can support our campaign by sending a coupon from this week’s South Yorkshire Times to us in the post.

Alternatively you can also visit our A630 Safety Drive campaign page and show your support on Facebook.

More details can be found in today’s Doncaster Free Press.