More road deaths in village are feared by road safety campaigner
THERE will be more deaths and more accidents unless a community gets a mini-roundabout."
That's the stark warning of road safety campaigner Mark Squire who is calling for safety measures to be placed at the main crossroads in the middle of Crowlas which sits on the busy A30.
"People continually speed through the village and it means that if you are trying to turn right out of either the Rospeath or Ludgvan roads, you are taking your life in your hands," he said.
"There have been fatalities there in the past and there are accidents there all the time."
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Calls for a mini-roundabout at the junction have been rebutted in the past by the argument that it is on the brow of a hill and would be dangerous.
But Mr Squire said warning signs that the junction was coming up would slow the traffic sufficiently to avoid any danger.
"I've seen plenty of other mini-roundabouts which are in a much worse situation," he added.
Mr Squire, who has also campaigned in the village following the floods in Crowlas in 2002, says he has received "massive support" from people in the village.
The main A30 is the responsibility of the Highways Agency and local councillor Roy Mann says that he has been in touch with them.
"The agency has agreed to come down here and meet me to look at the crossroads and see what can be done," he said.
"They have not confirmed a date but hopefully it will be in the next month."
The Cornishman contacted the Highways Agency but at the time of going to press, no response had been received.