Pedestrian crossing petition launched by Inchbrook residents in Nailsworth, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
A PETITION calling for a pedestrian crossing on the busy A46 has been launched by families living beside it in Inchbrook.
Residents at Dunkirk Cottages and in the Dunkirk Mills' apartments opposite are among those calling for the road safety meassure.
Householder Nigel Hamilton said he feared for school pupils like his teenage daughter who had to cross the main road to catch the bus to and from school.
"There is a 40mph limit but when you see them overtaking they must be doing 50 or 60mph," Mr Hamilton said.
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Nailsworth mayor Coun Steve Robinson said he had found out 11,000 vehicles a day used the road, and 20% broke the 40mph.
"People will be collecting names for the petition at the next Nailsworth Farmers' Market on March 23," he said.
"We feel quite positive. There are so many people who are upset and want to run with this."
Dunkirk Mills' resident Nigel Brown said: "Crossing the main road is extremely hazardous. We're campaigning to, hopefully, get a crossing before there is a serious accident."
An A46 Action page on the Nailsworth Town Council website offers people a chance to sign an e-petition and keeps them up to date with campaign progress.
Traffic management and safety on the A46 right through the parish was an issue. Coun Robinson said a further idea was to move the start of the 30mph limit from the old Tradeplas site right out to before Inch-brook Bends.
Gloucestershire County Council's highways department said it was sympathetic and would work with local people.
But, it said, there had been no accidents recorded in Inchbrook in the past three years.