February 25, 2019 4.10 pm This story is over 57 months old

Road layout win for mum after ‘danger crossing’ video


A mum who filmed drivers consecutively running a ‘confusing’ red light in uphill Lincoln says her calls for road safety improvements were answered.

Emma Waghorn, 34, flagged the new Bunkers Hill crossing near Wolsey Way as ‘a danger’ and contacted The Lincolnite in the hope to change layout issues.

Two crossings in close proximity meant drivers were continuing through the second set of lights, even when they showed red.

Emma told reporters she had experienced and witnessed several close calls, as well as abuse from drivers during attempts to safely cross with her children aged five, eight and 13.

A month after her video was published, and after Lincolnshire County Council agreed to change the signal timings, a yellow box junction has been painted onto the highway.

The criss cross yellow lines prevent traffic from queuing up to the crossing and competing with crossing pedestrians.

“Good news,” said Emma, thanking others who got behind the campaign. “Hopefully this will make it safer. Thank you for all your help.”

Emma’s daughter Lexi was very pleased with the outcome and gave the council a big thumbs up for their response.

That’s one happy pedestrian!