THURROCK residents will be pleased to know that finally some action is being taken to curtail the racing on the roads near Lakeside.
Funding has been found for speed bumps in Oliver Road, West Thurrock, which is part of the ‘race track’ used.
For the A126 further work is being undertaken to see if the Highways Agency may be able to close some parts of it at night to prevent the racers from going there. As it is a main road speed bumps cannot be installed on it.
The police have further advised that speed cameras on the A126 is also not an option because of government policy – as there have to be a certain number of deaths/accidents/collisions before an installation is approved.
In the meantime the police have assured cllr Tunde Ojetola that they will do their best on saturday nights to move the racers on.
YourThurrock spoke to cllr Tunde Ojetola and Chief Inspector Paul Moor about the continuing problems.