Grandad fears his family may become next victims of killer Lincolnshire road

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A Lincolnshire grandad is concerned that his family may become the next fatalities on a dangerous stretch of road unless speeds are reduced.

Former driving instructor Steve Gregory, 55, has called on Lincolnshire County Council to look at cutting the speed limit on the B1188 at Nocton Top to 40mph, the scene of a fatal accident on Friday, February 12.

The crash south of the Wellhead Lane and Grange Lane junction saw a 41-year-old Lincoln man pronounced dead at the scene, and was five years to the day since another biker died in exactly the same spot.

Both fatal accidents were witnessed by Steve’s 19-year-old son, and his dad has said that it is now time for the council “to stand up and be counted.”

Steve said: “There have been three serious accidents on this stretch in the past month alone, all within 50 yards and it’s just not acceptable.

“Near misses and bumps happen all the time, and to be honest, more and more people will die.

“My eldest son lives just a few doors down, and I have a grandson who’s just started school and a one-year-old granddaughter.

“Next time it may be me or one of my family who dies.”

Steve wants the speed limit on the B1188 to be increased from 50 to 60mph in the countryside, and reduced to 40mph in residential areas.

He also believes that speed cameras and a solid white line to stop motorists overtaking could cut down the number of fatalities.

“The move to make it all 50mph has created far more problems than it has solved as it caused drivers to be impatient and try risky manoeuvres.

“I imagine it’s just one of those insignificant things for the council and I’m sure they think they’ve got better things to spend money on but something desperately needs to be done.”

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Steve’s campaign follows a petition from 66-year-old Yvonne Bayliss to reduce speeds on the B1188 between Metheringham and Dunston, with Lincolnshire County Council currently conducting a review.

Just last month, a husband and wife lost their lives after a serious collision on the B1188.

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