‘Slow down’ call to speeding drivers

Mike Turner in Warrior Drive
Mike Turner in Warrior Drive

POLICE have been asked to monitor a busy housing estate after complaints about speeding drivers.

Concerns have been raised by some residents on the Warrior Park estate, Seaton Carew, that cars are driving too fast on the main road through the estate.

Ward councillor Mike Turner has asked the police to monitor the situation in the hope that drivers may get the message to slow down.

The speed limit on the seafront in Seaton was reduced to 20mph earlier this year. Coun Turner says he wouldn’t object to a reduction in the limit being brought onto Warrior Drive.

He added: “This is a concern and it has been for quite some time now.

“The stretch of road leading from Station Lane down to Coronation Drive, particularly where the road dips towards The Schooner pub, seems to lend itself to faster driving.

“We have had speed bumps on the road in the past, but they were taken out and there are painted warnings on the road asking drivers to slow down but they don’t appear to be a deterrent.

“I would welcome some traffic calming measures being brought in and the 20mph limit that is now on The Front could be an option.”

Coun Turner, who says there are similar problems with drivers going too fast in nearby Elizabeth Way, added: “I wouldn’t say it is a constant problem, it’s not like there are cars speeding along the road at all times of the day.

“But residents have told me they are concerned about the problem. There are a lot of children playing near the pub and the duck pond and the school buses do pick up and drop off along Warrior Drive.

“The police have been asked to monitor the situation, so hopefully if drivers see some sort of police presence along there then they might opt to slow down a bit.”

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the concerns about Warrior Drive.

“We would urge all drivers to observe the speed limits and remind them that is is 30mph in a built-up area.”