Speeding drivers ignore Stoke-on-Trent one-way system designed to keep kids safe

Speeding motorists are ignoring a one-way system designed to keep children safe. The new traffic rules were put in place on Penkhull's Greatbatch Avenue as part of a road safety project.

Bad parking and speeding had seen concerns raised, particularly given Willows Primary School sits on the stretch. StokeonTrentLive reported how Greatbatch Avenue was made one-way between Tilson Avenue and Mount Avenue, in the direction of Mount Avenue.

As part of the scheme, which saw the road resurfaced, a 'raised carriageway table' was also installed to slow down cars and help pedestrians cross the road. But the primary school say some drivers are ignoring the measures.

Now Staffordshire Police have warned motorists to stick to the new rules. PCSO Vicki Lacey, of Stoke-on-Trent South Local Policing Team, said: "The Willows Primary School have made me aware of a few drivers who have been driving the wrong way against the one-way system and also going too fast along Greatbatch Avenue. If you see this happening please make us aware.

"Also, non-residents of Barnfield are not able to drive along this road. Again if you see this happening, please make us and/or the council aware."

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