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Tragedy on Hermitage Hill

Following the recent fatal accident on Hermitage Hill, the obvious question is:

Could this tragic accident have been avoided if Shirehall had honoured their commitment to reduce the speed limit from 60 to 30mph?

Whilst it is premature to jump to conclusions before all the facts are known, I cannot help but feel that in all probability, this fatality could have been avoided if Shirehall had implemented the speed limit reduction scheme as promised.  Instead, they deferred the scheme for three years, before effectively throwing it back into the melting pot last year.

The fact is that two families will have been devastated by this tragic accident, wherever the blame lies.

My heart goes out to the family & friends of everybody involved in this accident, at what can only be a very difficult time.

It is high time that Shirehall implemented this scheme in full. How many more fatalities will there have to be before they take action?