Danger driver warning on A6

Calls for cameras to target motorists making dangerous manoeuvres on the A6 have been made in a bid to prevent a serious accident.

The junction onto the A6 for traffic travelling from Chinley has a no right turn. Instead motorists should turn left and go round the roundabout only a short distance away.

But despite the dangers, a small number of motorists turn right, despite being unable to see traffic coming round the bend from under the bridge.

Now Whaley Bridge Town Councillors are calling for action to be taken.

Cllr Ron Bowden said not only was better signage needed but it was time for cameras to be considered, not only for motorists ignoring the no right turn but also vehicles and motorbikes speeding along the A6 at that point.

He feared a combination of the two could lead to a really catastrophic accident.

Pc Andrew Crosthwaite said: “The problem is long-standing. Having a camera there is an obvious solution. It you put a parked police car there all of a sudden no one does an illegal right turn.”

He suggested the council speak to Derbyshire County Council about a camera and see if there was a system that could flag up when a car made an illegal manoeuvre.

Cllr Barrie Taylor said: “At the very least I support the idea of investigating the camera bit.”

He said if “no right turn “ were to be written on the road that may assist motorists.

He said he had raised the issue at County and would welcome support from the town council and the police.