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Warning to drivers in Whaley Bridge about 'access only' roads

Posted on 7th December 2011

Police in Whaley Bridge are warning drivers who ignore access only restrictions on local roads.

Residents on Old Road have told officers that they are concerned about safety being put at risk by drivers speeding down the road and using it as a short cut to avoid the Buxton Road and Horwich End traffic lights.

The Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team (SNT) and local response officers have stepped up patrols to the area.

PC Andy Crosthwaite of the Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale SNT said: “Access only means that only residents and visitors can use these roads and these restrictions are clearly signposted at both ends of Old Road.

“I would urge all motorists to respect this rule and also the wishes of the local community, who are concerned about the volume of traffic using the road, which gets quite narrow, and the potential risk this poses to the safety of other road users.”

Police can issue motorists with a £30 on the spot fine if they are found to be breaching the restrictions.

To contact the Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, the police non-emergency number or email

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