Traffic 20mph signs have been painted on a road by angered residents in another bid to stop cars driving dangerously down their street.
Previously locals in Palatine Road, Wallasey , tried to combat dangerous driving on their street by putting a CD rack , lit up with fairy lights, in the middle of the road to deter boy racers.
And now residents of neighbouring Percy Road, Wallasey, have attempted to impose their own speed limit, with their own painted 20mph signs, as an ad-hoc traffic calming measure.
Speaking on behalf of local residents Michelle Hooper, of Palatine Road, said: “This problem has been constant for at least two years, all day and all night.
“ The Council rejected the idea of speed bumps and all the other suggestions we’ve made.
“Cars drive so fast down the road and there are lots of children around. The other night one came down so fast we couldn’t take his number plate.”
However, the residents’ initiatives have encountered problems.
The CD rack on Palatine Road disappeared less than 24 hours after it was put up; Ms Hooper believes it was stolen by children who like to play on the street.
A spokesperson for Wirral Council said: “Speeding traffic and its effect is a key concern of the Council.
“Taking into account the road safety records for the area over the last five years, which show this and nearby roads have a good safety history, this area has not been considered a priority for additional speed reduction measures at this time.
“While our road safety teams work to ensure that Wirral’s roads are as safe as possible, the responsibility for enforcement of speed limits is a matter for the police.
“We would encourage concerned residents to take advantage of the Community Speedwatch initiative.
“This is part of the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership and includes local authorities and police and encourages residents to become a volunteer working with the police to raise awareness of speeding.”
Date: May 28, 2019
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