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Dangerous driving conditions

Reported via mobile in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 14:01, Thursday 18 March 2021

Sent to Bridgend Council less than a minute later

The length of hendre road from the social club along to salon chic is a danger to road users and the residents of the area. Due to there being no parking facilities for the residents who live at this spot, they park along the main road. This leaves enough room for one car to pass from one direction at any given time. There is often a battle of who is going to allow who to pass, and in particular where buses and lorry’s in their hundreds that pass through have real difficulties. Should an emergency services vehicle need to get through they could be held up for sometime during peak hours. Furthermore, the speed of vehicles passing our house, a little further up the road from salon chic, is once again dangerous. As it is a straight road, the vehicles pass at high speed. There are many of us with families and young children living here. Additionally tthose of us who have a driveway often do not have a clear view of the road when exiting the drive. Should we be faced with a high speed vehicle coming out of nowhere as regularly happens, accidents are definitely waiting to happen. This has been a growing concern over the years but has worsened since my last email to the council last year. Who will be responsible if an accident should happen involving any of these incidents? There has been a development of houses in the red row estate, and other areas around our village. The railway crossing cannot cope with the volume of traffic and in particular our road hendre road. The parked vehicles are used seemingly by the council as a traffic calming measure and yet mountains of damage is being caused on a regular basis when these vehicles are at war of who has right of way. There are speed humps placed in Wimborne road. These are new since the development of the houses on the old primary school site. This is now a quiet side street, how can these be justified when the main road on which we live is not? We see millions of Pounds being spent on the safe routes from Bridgend to Pencoed and yet we are left waiting. This road needs to be widened at the given points to either allow parking or sufficient room for two vehicles to pass safely. Additionally when the bt box Is being serviced by operatives outside salon chic, it forces pedestrians onto this very busy road on which vehicles are passing at high speed! Road bumps need to be placed here to slow the speed of traffic down.

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