Award for MP’s road success

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SHERWOOD MP Mark Spencer has won a Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month Award thanks to his campaign for safety improvements on the A614.

Mr Spencer, who was awarded by the charity Brake and Direct Line, recently helped to achieve a reduced speed limit from 60mph to 50mph and improved signs.

The single carriageway has seen two fatal crashes in the last three years, including the death of five teenagers and a couple after a head-on crash in 2009.

Mr Spencer said: “I am delighted to win this award. Our campaign’s success is the result of hard work of many people, not just mine, and I hope we can all continue to work together to further improve road safety in Sherwood.

“The A614 has been a major trouble spot in the past and I am glad I could help make this road safer for everyone.”

He is now also calling for improvements at Rose Cottage and Mickledale Lane junctions.