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Accident waiting to happen on "bus lane"

Created on 24/04/2018 @ 17:03
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A bus is likely to have a head-on collision with a vehicle on a narrow road being abused by motorists, delivery drivers and residents as a short-cut, a councillor has warned.

Cllr David Selby is urging residents, local taxi companies and delivery companies not to use the single track between the Trehafren housing estate and Park Lane, next to Latham Park football ground in Newtown.
“This is a single track bus lane providing a useful bus link, but it is not suitable for two way car or van journeys.

"There have been too many near misses over the last few weeks and I am worried that there will be an accident if cars and vans do not stop using this track. 

"Bus drivers have reported near head- on collisions, a disabled person had to avoid a speeding car and children attending football training at Latham Park are in regular danger.
“I have urged Powys Council to put a traffic order in place to prevent all vehicles except buses from using this road and will then expect the police to enforce this.

"This order will be in place soon, but in the meantime I ask every road user not to use this link – it is dangerous and there will be an accident."
“Please do not use this danger road," added Cllr Selby.

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