Haunted villagers in Ford call for speed reduction

Ford Village Action Group
Ford Village Action Group

Residents in Ford have called on the speed limit to be reduced following a fatal crash earlier this year which still haunts locals.

The residents of Ford village met at a packed meeting last month to discuss traffic safety, and decided to ask council officers to reduce the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph and to introduce any further appropriate road safety measures.

This followed the fatal tragedy in May when a car crashed into a garden, smashing through shrubbery and fencing.

The impact of this still weighs heavy on villagers who are amazed that casualties were restricted to the driver.

According to the Ford Village Action Group, one eyewitness, describing the incident, said: “The car was flying, it actually left the road mid-air.”

And the group said another local resident, who can only get about by mobility vehicle, was afraid to cross the road for fear of speeding vehicles.

Meanwhile, elderly resident Mary Tindall is alarmed by what she sees as increasingly reckless driving. She has lived in the village for many years and believes it is vital that drivers slow down “before anyone else is killed”.

Read more in the October 31 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.