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Coroner calls for new road safety signs

3rd February 2010 | Warning Signs

A coroner has called for safety signage to be improved on a steep lane in Wakefield after a teenager fell from his bike and died.

The Wakefield Express reported that 15-year-old Connor Tandy died when he hit his head on a stone wall that was hidden by a bush.

Assistant deputy coroner Mary Burke told Wakefield Coroners' Court that a warning sign was obscured by shrubbery and added that she will be contacting highways officials in a bid to improve warning signs on the road, according to the newspaper.

She said: "Additional road signs may reduce the risk to other motorists." She offered a verdict of accidental death and described the incident as "tragic".

Earlier this week, the Hounslow Chronicle reported that pupils at an Isleworth school are designing their own road safety signs to encourage motorists to slow down when driving through the area's Ivybridge Estate.

Posted by Ben Alexander



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