Overgrown branches force vehicles onto pavement

PUBLISHED: 11:13 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 26 October 2009

Overhanging branches force traffic into the centre of Station Road

Overhanging branches force traffic into the centre of Station Road

A BUSY road which runs alongside a railway track could be disaster-bound if overhanging branches are not removed. The woodland which overlaps Station Road, in Brookmans Park, causes absolute mayhem for everyone passing , according to resident Chris Banti

Concerned resident Chris Banting

A BUSY road which runs alongside a railway track could be disaster-bound if overhanging branches are not removed.

The woodland which overlaps Station Road, in Brookmans Park, causes "absolute mayhem for everyone passing", according to resident Chris Banting.

"The problem is that big vehicles such as lorries, buses and vans have to cross over the white line, to avoid knocking off their wing mirror.

"This wouldn't be a problem normally, but the road is not wide enough to accommodate another car on the other side, let alone another big vehicle.

"So what happens is that they either have to brake sharply after coming round a fast bend or they have to mount the path.

"On a number of occasions I've seen people, including schoolchildren, walking on the path and they have had to clear it quick before they get squished."

Chris, of The Grove, said he has written to the county council to complain about it.

He added: "It's only a matter of time until someone comes round the bend, hits the kerb and flies off onto the railway track.

"You can see that the barrier has taken a right battering already."

A county council spokeswoman said: "We received the complaint from the resident and we will be cutting the hedge back a bit.

"In future we would advise people to drive slower round the corner.

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