Penarth Town Councillor Anthony Ernest (Conservative Plymouth Ward) is calling on the Vale of Glamorgan Council to take urgent action to repair and re-profile the speed hump – or so called “traffic table” in Westbourne Road
Cllr Ernest says the notorious hump – at the junction with Clinton Road – should be sorted out before it causes more damage to passing traffic.
The raised tarmac table – which doesn’t carry a zebra crossing – , was he says, supposed to provide a safer crossing for pedestrians, but was “dangerously constructed” . Now it’s proving to be “a hazard to unwitting vehicle drivers who suddenly come across the table whilst travelling up or down Westbourne Road.”
Cllr Ernest says “I have driven over this road hump on numerous occasions as I visit my constituents in the area, but have noticed that for many years there is dangerous subsidence on the left side which can easily wreck a vehicle’s steering system if a wheel accidentally goes into this depression” .
He says “Unfortunately the Vale of Glamorgan Council has done absolutely nothing to make the table safer despite their knowing that the road hump is constructed in a dangerous manner, and I am now calling on their highway engineeers to give urgent attention to this road hazard – which is causing problems to motorists who unknowingly hit the raised table in darkness or bad light when the hump is very difficult to pick out.”
Cllr Ernest says he sure that “many motorists in and around the Plymouth Ward would agree with me that this failure needs to be fixed at the earliest opportunity” . He’s inviting local residents to contact him at AMErnest@gmail.com so that he can forward their concerns to the Vale of Glamorgan Council .