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To: The Highways Agency
Stop A6 carnage in North Bedfordshire
Introduce traffic-slowing measures (roundabouts, traffic lights, speed cameras) between the stretch of the A6 in North Bedfordshire that runs from the junction with Templars Way (MK44 1PZ) to Biogen Westwood (NN10 0SQ). As part of these measures, remove the dangerously short stretch of dual carriageway (the shortest in the country) that begins at the junction with Templars Way.
Why is this important?
There have been two major accidents on this stretch of the A6 in the past few weeks - so severe that air ambulances were required. Drivers routinely speed on this narrow stretch of road, a hazard which is exacerbated suicidally by their tendency to use the right-hand turning reservation into Park Lane (MK44 1LX) for overtaking, and the almost total lack of visibility from the Templars Way junction (MK44 1PZ) leftward, owing to vegetation and crash barriers, when trying to cross the dual carriageway to turn right.
In addition, supercar events and similar gatherings at the Sharnbrook Hotel regularly result, despite the hotel's best efforts in putting up warning signage and safety tape, in fast cars using this stretch of the A6 (as well as surrounding residential roads) as their personal racetrack.
There *will* be death on this stretch of road if the relevant agency does not act decisively to slow the traffic down and to ensure that those who persist in driving irresponsibly are systematically caught, fined, and, if necessary, banned.