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Speed curbs on way at accident blackspot

MEASURES to curb speeding drivers at a notorious site in Hanham look set to be introduced.

The deaths of Ross and Clare Simons just over five years ago shook the entire community when the tandem bike they were riding along Lower Hanham Road was hit by a speeding driver.

The couple died at the scene when Nicholas Lovell, who had four previous convictions for dangerous driving, hit them at a speed of up to 60 mph after clipping a parked car.

Lovell, who was banned from driving and high on drugs at the time of the accident, was given a ten-and-a-half year prison sentence.

Since the couple's deaths, there has been one further fatality, two serious accidents and six slight injury accidents on Lower Hanham Road.

Now South Gloucestershire Council wants to introduce speed tables in the road, each side of the Mount Hill Road junction. A series of speed cushions either side of the tables also forms part 

 

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