Dry Street speed petition- Justice for Justin, Stop Another Death.
Justin Bowman Was killed on this road on Tuesday 28th May 2013, Aged 23 his life was cruelly taken, The speed limit on this road is currently 60Mph And residents and a MP are fighting for it to be lowered to 30Mph! - as this has affected so many people we would be honoured if you would sign the petition so we can present it to the government and finally get the speed limit lowered. We cant bring Justin back but we can prevent more deaths happening on this road. We have lost an amazing young man and a family has be ruined. please sign so no other families have to go through this heartache, THANKYOU
This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:
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The following explanatory notes have been added:
I am very sorry to hear about the death of Justin Bowman and our sympathies go to his family and friends. The Department for Transport works hard to improve the safety of all road users for example, by improving driver training and continuing our THINK! road safety campaign to encourage road users to adopt safer behaviour. Local traffic authorities have the flexibility to set local speed limits that are appropriate for the individual road, reflecting local needs and taking account of local considerations. The speed limit on Dry Street is set by the local traffic authority and so any campaign to lower the limit would be for Basildon Borough Council to consider.
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Friday 31 May 2013