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Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Concerns raised over speeding tractors after Ulverston 'slurry-gate'

CONCERNS over speeding tractors have been raised after a muck spreader covered a busy Ulverston street in slurry.

Ulverston Town Council has raised concerns about the speed of tractors as they pass through the town around this time of year.

The council's statement said: "As you're all aware the speed limit for the majority of tractors is 20 MPH.

"Ok it’s outdated and doesn’t reflect what modern tractors can do and the NFU is trying to get this updated. However if you're hammering around at speed driving into things like last year on Old Hall Road it doesn’t really help the case.

"And we and the Town Council would rather not have a repeat of last week’s incident where a speeding tractor ‘accidently’ discharged its slurry along a large section of Kings Street and Ralph Spoors."

"If that vehicle had been going slower the driver, when he realised his obvious mistake, would have hit a much smaller target, with far better coverage possibly missing the buildings altogether. Keep it down in town.

Have your say

And while we're on the subject, what about the "restrictions" allegedly put in place on New Market Street and Market Street on Saturdays and Thursdays. On Saturday morning (about 09:30) two cars passed me on New Market Street and an old chap in front of me stepped out into the road and was almost knocked down by yet another vehicle - a red van.

Also, there was a van unloading by Salmons at around 9am - so TWO (yes, 2) cars actually had to mount the pavement by HSBC to get through.

Can the Town Council not do something further to restrict traffic? How about one of those big yellow cones placed at the top of New Market Street by Bargain Booze?? ... mind you, drivers would probably just move it out of the way!!

Come on, Town Council - do something!!

Posted by Ulverstonian on 24 March 2014 at 08:33

Never mind the speed......
What you REALLY need to watch out for is when it hits the fan!... THEN you're in real trouble!

Posted by Fan-tastic! on 23 March 2014 at 22:02

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