Cars speeding up to 80mph through Chew Moor

Arthur Price (left) and David Wilkinson and Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon with a speeding petition
Arthur Price (left) and David Wilkinson and Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon with a speeding petition
Arthur Price (left) and David Wilkinson and Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon with a speeding petition
Arthur Price (left) and David Wilkinson and Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon with a speeding petition

Speeding continues to be a major problem along Chew Moor Lane and St Johns’ Road.

The data from the driver feedback sign is alarming. Thousands of vehicles are exceeding the 30mph limit, with more than 1,000 recorded over 40mph. Dozens travelled at 50 or 60mph and 14 vehicles even travelled up to 80mph.

The speeding has become much worse during Covid as the roads are quieter.

Westhoughton North councillor Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon and election candidate Arthur Price have been campaigning for Bolton Council to prioritise the road for speed measures but so far we have been met with little response.

They said: “Action cannot come soon enough. There have already been a number of incidents. Sadly we fear it is only a matter of time before somebody loses their life. We will continue to campaign for action.”

6 comments

  1. Please do something to stop this speeding along Chee MoorcLane and St Johns Rd. As a resident here we see this dangerous driving every day. We must stop this before there is fatality. Without traffic calming measures it is only a matter of time until there is a tragedy

    1. We couldn’t agree more Sue. Arthur and Bernadette will not let up in campaigning on this very worrying issue.

  2. Thank you for your campaign and keeping this issue highlighted. Let’s just hope it is resolved before there is a tragic accident.

  3. We often walk through the village and most evenings we see and hear speeding cars passing us. Terrifying and dangerous. Can’t the police at least set up a temporary speed camera to assess the scale of the problem?

  4. I have also attempted to report this serious problem to Bolton MBC. They were clueless and impotent, suggesting that I kept a ‘diary’ and then try to log the problem with the Environmental Health Dept as a potential ‘noise abatement’ infringement. They also, when challenged, confessed that they had no formal recording guidelines or reporting mechanism currently in place to log specific complaints of this type. Nor did they have any prescribed policy in place for dealing with the issue.

    Cars are regularly, sometimes several times per night, driving through the residential section of the village at ludicrously high speeds; some at, I would conservatively estimate, over 60 – 70 MPH plus. As a popular cut-through between Chorley New Rd and the A6, I would have to concur in the assessment that, a serious or fatal accident is now only a matter of time.

  5. We witnessed the silver BMW last night at approx 7.45 and he must have been doing 70 mph as he passed the speed trap – scared the life out of us
    We like a nice walk with the dog in the evening but this unacceptable behaviour from a limited few puts us off chew moor lane
    To add I did mention to the police who had the radar out at the roundabout at the Bolton road end to get down to cornerbrook in the evening, 5pm at the end of the road isn’t going to catch anyone out – I’ll save their response for when the counsellors come canvassing

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