An action group has been out and about, politely raising awareness that Old Road, Whaley Bridge, is ‘access only’. New yellow signs, in addition to the existing signs, were installed by Derbyshire county council as the action group’s campaign began on 16 April. Members have been working closely with the police, drawing drivers’ attention to legal limitations on Old Road.
‘Access only’ means that traffic can only use Old Road for:
• visiting persons or premises on Old Road: or
• gaining access to any persons or premises, on the roads leading off Old Road.
An action group statement says:
“Did you know that there is a fixed penalty fine of £30 applicable for failing to comply with the ‘access only’ status? We’re sure that many drivers are unaware of this. Drivers who illegally use this road as a short cut are being requested to stop doing so.”
“There is concern about the safety for pedestrians using the road, particularly for young children, parents with toddlers and push chairs and older residents. Drivers should be aware that there is a considerable part of the road without pavement.”
“We hope people will understand our anxieties and will stop the inappropriate use of the road and so help the local residents maintain a better quality of life. Please tell your friends and neighbours about this campaign.”