Nine accidents on Sheffield roads spark new measures

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Plans to install traffic calming measures on Sheffield roads where there have been several accidents are set to get the go ahead.

Sheffield Council wants to introduce a pedestrian crossing as well as waiting restrictions on Coisley Hill and Sheffield Road, Woodhouse.

Reports to a council committee say there have been nine accidents between 2008-2012 - two of which were serious and four involving child pedestrians.

Most happened when it was dark.

Objections have been raised about the displacement of parking into nearby streets, and how the waiting restrictions will affect residents, but the council says the benefits of the £125,000 scheme outweigh them and it is recommended to be given the green light.