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.”