ePetition details

Speed Reduction Holt Lane, Brindle, Chorley

We, the undersigned, petition the county council to reduce the speed limit on Holt Lane, Brindle as the national speed limit is no longer fit for purpose. This is for the most part a single track lane with blind bends and a high volume of traffic. Reduce the speed limit to 20 MPH to protect safety and the lives of Lancashire Citizens and animals (dogs, horses etc) before a fatality and serious incident arises. . Several accidents & numerous near misses have occurred but not reported, masking the severity of the situation and the dangers to citizens. This would complement the speed reduction measures proposed for other parts of Brindle, as along with Sandy Lane, Water Street, Top o'th Lane and Denham Lane, Holt Lane forms a circular route around the village.

The issue on Holt Lane is exacerbated due to a number of cars and their occupants congregating in the evenings and weekends in the car park at Denham Quarry. The cars quickly pick up extremely high speeds as they approach and leave the quarry.

This ePetition ran from 22/01/2020 to 31/05/2020 and has now finished.

54 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Thank you for your petition concerning a reduction to the speed limit on Holt Lane, Brindle.

The road runs through a very remote, rural section of Brindle and therefore is subject to the national speed limit as with many similar roads in the area. As defined by the Highway Code we would expect drivers to suitably adjust their driving behaviour to match the conditions and road layout to ensure they can proceed safely.

We use injury collision reports from the police to decide where we can have the greatest measurable impact on reducing injury collisions. In this case, there have been no recorded injury collisions at this location in the past five years.

Whilst this is excellent news, it does not allow us to justify funding to support a reduced speed limit at this location. Regrettably, there are other locations in the county where injury collisions do occur. It would be remiss of us not to try and make a positive impact at these locations our priority.