Good news about A435

The road between Cheltenham and Cirencester saw a drop off in traffic when the dual carriageway was opened to by pass villages in 1998.

Paul (left) with fellow A435 road safety campaigner Nigel Robbins

Despite this, the A435 saw regular serious and fatal accidents up until 2006.

However, fatal accident numbers have dropped in the last few years and police speed checks have also confirmed that average speeds are lower than previously.

Cllr Paul Hodgkinson has campaigned for greater road safety along the road for 6 years and is reassured that the campaign has helped the situation, “The ongoing road safety campaign which I kicked off in 2006 has involved residents, parish councils and the police. I’m sure that all our combined efforts have resulted in this.”

“At the end of the day this is about saving lives and preventing accidents. It gives us hope for our efforts on the A436 – a long campaign can reap rewards. We won’t stop just because the results are good – every effort could save another life.”

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