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Bradley Stoke road safety petition launched

Bradley Stoke Way petition
Image caption The online petition was officially launched at the Willowbrook Centre in Bradley Stoke on Saturday

Campaigners have launched a petition calling for improved safety on a road in the Bradley Stoke area of Bristol.

Residents want more safety measures in Bradley Stoke Way after two serious crashes involving children so far this year.

In the latest incident, last month, a 13-year-old boy was hit by a motorbike. He remains critically ill in hospital.

South Gloucestershire Council said it had already begun a speed monitoring exercise on the stretch of road.

The online petition was officially launched at the Willowbrook Centre in Bradley Stoke on Saturday, calling for measures including a lower speed limit and a better pedestrian crossing.

A statement from the council said it took road safety "extremely seriously" and that a speed monitoring exercise began after the first incident in February.

"Since the accident on Bradley Stoke Way last week, the police have been asked to undertake mobile speed enforcement to help deter speeding at this location.

"We are also introducing additional road signs and markings, as a matter of urgency," the statement said.

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