North Fambridge: Calls To Improve Safety

12 November 2012, 09:30

A petition has been set up in Essex calling for safety to be improved on a stretch of road on the Dengie Peninsula.

It follows the deaths of teenagers Abbey Parker, 17,  and her boyfriend Bradley Cooper, 18,  both of South Woodham Ferrers, on the Burnham Bends in September.

The motorbike they were riding had collided with a tractor turning into a field.

They had been on their way to a charity motorcycle run for the Essex Air Ambulance when the accident happened.

An online e-petition has now been set up and it's hoped it will get 100, 000 signatures, meaning that it would then be debated in the House of Commons.

It calls for a lower speed limit on single carriageway rural roads from 60mph to 40mph, along with an introduction of speed cameras on rural roads to enforceany changes.

Former work colleague of Abbey, Mandy Lodge told Heart: "There are quite a few accidents around this area, because of the roads and the bends and it's quite dangerous, so we just want to do whatever we can.

"Even if you know the roads they are quite dangerous and it is quite well known for bikers, because they come down to Burnham for the Burnham Bends.

"They were such a lovely couple, just two lovely people."