Road safety fears after near misses at blind school

posted 6 Jan 2009, 06:13 by South Edinburgh Net Admin   [ updated 6 Jan 2009, 06:15 ]
Campaigners are demanding new safety measures on a busy road near a blind school after a number of near misses.

The Royal Blind School and St Margaret's School in Newington are calling on the city council to introduce flashing signs to make drivers aware of the 20mph speed limit already in place along Craigmillar Park, which connects South Clerk Street to Cameron Toll.

They say children's lives are being put in danger because of motorists travelling at up to 40mph near the schools.

The city council promised improved safety outside the schools in 2005 and introduced a 20mph zone the following year. But campaigners say the situation has deteriorated and the flashing signs are needed as soon as possible.

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News