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Speed limit is cut after fatal crash

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A POLICEMAN'S plea to make Summerfield Road 25mph in the wake of a child's death has been acted on by the Environment Department.

A POLICEMAN'S plea to make Summerfield Road 25mph in the wake of a child's death has been acted on by the Environment Department.

Traffic Sergeant John Tostevin recommended several changes to the road after seven-year-old Mai-Lea Falla was killed last year when she was hit by a quad bike as she crossed the road.

The reduced speed has been brought in on a trial basis along with changes to roads in the area.

'The Route des Coutures, Summerfield Road and North Quay areas can often be busy places for both traffic and pedestrian movements due to retail, commerce, residential and school-related activities,' a department spokesman said.

'The changes will hopefully help to improve road safety at locations where there have regrettably been pedestrian fatalities in recent years.'

Route des Coutures, Summerfield Road and North Quay are being reduced from 35mph during a nine- and 12-month experiment. The public are invited to submit written comments on the scheme.

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