Tragically there was another death on my local road this weekend. This now makes 22 deaths in under 10 miles in 10 years. It's a small rural road never designed for the traffic it sees today. Similar stories are repeated on rural roads all over the country.
Strictly speaking roads issues are outside my "job" as a district councillor but I've spent hours on the phone today to the public campaigners, MPs, Parish Councillors, Senior Councillors - in fact anyone I can find to help add weight. Tonight's news is the Highways dept are going to consider dropping the speed limit on the whole road. This will be a small victory for those of us who have been campaigning for improvements - but the price of yet another fatal accident is too high.