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Bradley Stoke road to get more safety measures

Bradley Stoke Way petition
Image caption Campaigners launched a petition 10 days ago calling for improved safety on the road

A road in South Gloucestershire is to be made safer after two serious crashes involving children in the last year.

Safety measures including a light-controlled pedestrian crossing and a longer 30mph speed limit area are to be introduced on Bradley Stoke Way.

South Gloucestershire Council began monitoring speed following an incident in February when a young person was injured on the road.

A petition was launched 10 days ago by campaigners wanting improved safety.

Councillor Brian Allinson said the Conservative-led council took road safety "extremely seriously" and was very concerned about the recent incidents on Bradley Stoke Way.

"Council officers have now prepared an outline programme of work for permanent measures to tackle road safety on this stretch of road and I understand that, provided no objections are raised during consultation, work will be able to commence on site from March 2012."

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