A BUSINESSMAN has been hailed a road safety hero for helping force a speed limit cut.
Campaigning Arnold Pawson presssed Doncaster Council to lower the limit on Ashton Lane, which ends in the heart of Braithwell village, to 40mph.
He joined MP Caroline Flint, parish councillors and residents to celebrate the change and check out the new road signs.
It followed a petition signed by almost 300 residents and a joint letter co-signed by Ms Flint, Cllr Nigel Cannings, Cllr Martin Greenhalgh, Mr Pawson, farmer Richard Spencer and police inspector Mark Payling to the Doncaster Council’s highways department.
The council agreed to monitor speeds along Ashton Lane and then pledged to introduce the new 40mph limit.
Ms Flint: “This may seem to some people like a small victory, but speeding traffic has been a great concern to residents in Braithwell, even along narrow lanes like Ashton Lane.
“This speed limit has already been shown to slow traffic down.
“I am grateful to Arnold Pawson for his determination to get this changed, to every resident who signed the petition, to parish and ward councillors and the local police inspector for their support.
“On this occasion, it was the community who put their foot down, not the speedsters, and together we have put a brake on speeding traffic through this quiet, beautiful village.”
Mr Pawson said: “The residents of Braithwell are delighted with the outcome of the safety campaign and would like to thank Caroline Flint MP for her support and guidance in the matter.”