by Paul Hodgkinson on 21 July, 2014
Anyone who drives along the A40 regularly in the Cotswolds will know that at times it can be a dangerous experience.
The well-used highway which connects Cheltenham and Oxford has a high accident record. Recently, there was a fatal crash near Northleach.
Cllr Paul Hodgkinson and local campaigner Laura Watts are calling on Gloucestershire Highways to consider solutions to make the road safer.
Paul says: “You see drivers checking their phones in turnings, and cars overtaking at junctions. This dangerous driving has led to numerous accidents.”
Is the lack of dual carriageway on the A40 in either direction to blame? Or is it that drivers need have a better understanding about the dangers of this particular stretch of road?”
Laura Watts lives with her family in Aldsworth and uses the road every day:
“How do we make this road safe? Better road markings and improved signage at junctions? Or maybe orange signs like you have in Oxfordshire announcing the number of casualties in so many years?”
We are keen to hear your views on the A40. Please get in touch or follow our campaign on social media using #DangerousA40.
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