MP awarded leading road safety award

SHERWOOD MP Mark Spencer has been named Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Year at a ceremony in the House of Commons for his work on road safety.

The award, presented by Brake the road safety charity, was given for Mark’s work to improve the junctions on the A614 and to tackle reckless driving and speeding on the stretch of road which has seen several fatalities.

Mark said: “Along with Coun Richard Jackson, we have successfully campaigned for extra lanes on the Ollerton roundabout to ease traffic queues which is a good start and brought the Minister Mike Penning to come and see for himself the A614 which has seen several horrific traffic fatalities.

“I’m pleased to say that we seem to be making progress with improving the safety record and a new 50mph speed limit order is in place between Ollerton Roundabout and Leapool Roundabout.”