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March 13th, 2019.

A petition started by Green Party campaigner Emily O’Brien to reduce the speed limit on the A259 between Newhaven and Seaford has just a few more days to run.

The petition followed a string of accidents on this stretch of road including one involving Emily’s son, and has already gathered over 200 signatures both on paper and on-line.

Emily explains: “It’s crazy to charge along this road at 60mph only to sit in traffic in Seaford or Newhaven. A 40mph speed limit will add less than a minute to journeys, but reduce congestion and accidents. The road may seem rural, but many households turn onto it and there are bus stops and footpaths on either side. Pedestrians, cyclists and bus users literally take their life in their hands.”

Emily, who hopes to stand as a District Councillor in May’s local elections added: “This is all about priorities. East Sussex County Council say there is no money for vital road crossings and safety measures, yet they are spending £23 million on a flyover to TideMills Beach a few hundred metres away. How many more people have to be injured or killed before something is done?”

The petition can be signed online until the 25th of March HERE.

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