Road safety group launch pamphlet

A campaign group fighting for a footbridge on a dangerous north Norfolk road is hoping a new pamphlet highlighting their concerns will help bring their message home to council highways chiefs.

A campaign group fighting for a footbridge on a dangerous north Norfolk road is hoping a new pamphlet highlighting their concerns will help bring their message home to council highways chiefs.

Members of the Steps to Safety Campaign have dipped into their own pockets to the tune of more than £100 to produce the glossy document which calls for “a radical rethink by the authorities” on what to do about the A148 between the Felbrigg junction and the district council offices in Cromer.

It says a “common sense approach” is needed when making decisions about speed limits and road and pavement improvements.

Above all it outlines the case for building a footbridge next to the current road bridge, an issue which Steps to Safety say is of paramount concern.


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It also cites rules from the Highway Code which, it is argued, are frequently broken by motorists travelling on the stretch.

Diana Meggy, spokesman for Steps to Safety, said: “The code says that you should always reduce your speed when the road layout or condition presents hazards or sharing the road with pedestrians, cyclist and children, but cars never do.

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“This is a straight road and they whizz through. That is why we need a footbridge.

“Also this is a built up area with houses and all the other built up areas round here have 30mph speed limits.”

The pamphlet follows a successful protest last month when homeowners turned out in force to slow traffic by walking across both sides of the bridge at the same time during rush hour.

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