Kingsway safety measures made permanent…but drivers warned

Transport and Streets
10:53, Tuesday, 28th February 2023

Motorists are being urged to follow safety measures designed to protect them and others at a busy Scunthorpe junction.

In November 2021, North Lincolnshire Council introduced new measures to change behaviours and protect motorists using the Brumby Wood Lane junction where it joins the Kingsway (A18). This included a new layout, clear no right turn signs and cameras.

The measures were installed following several crashes – including a fatal accident where scooter rider, Ian White, died. Now, the new measures are to be made permanent following a trial period.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, called on drivers to abide by the measures. He said: “We worked closely with both the family and Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft to implement solutions to make this junction safer.

“The evidence we have demonstrates the number of motorists turning right across the busy road has reduced significantly, it is pleasing people are following the measures to help protect themselves and others.

“We must not be complacent though, nor should motorists. Some people, despite all the efforts made, continue to think the rules do not apply to them – they are blatantly ignoring the signage, they are putting themselves and others at risk and they need to stop it now.

“As the safety measures are made permanent, we will continue to work with Humberside Police to enforce them, but I am also urging people to follow the signage – it is there to keep everyone safe.”