A SPEED survey on a busy residential road in Dunston, Gateshead, has been carried out by Gateshead Council, at the request of the area’s Liberal Democrat Councillor, Yvonne McNicol.
The road is part of a 20mph zone but residents have raised concerns about the speed of traffic coming through the estate, particularly down the long stretch of road on Knightside Gardens.
"Very recently one car came down Knightside Gardens so fast that it left the road and ended up with part of it on the pavement,” said Yvonne. “Fortunately no one was hurt but it does show that breaking the speed limit holds potential dangers, especially in built up areas"
"The survey will allow Gateshead Council to consider if any further steps are required to support those currently in place to tackle speeding."