Renewed calls for 30mph zone on Maldon road where schoolboy was hit by car

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Ryan Fleming Ryan Fleming

The road where a young boy was hit by a speeding car should be a 30mph zone, say his grieving mum and grandmother.

Essex County Council plans to lower the 50mph speed limit on the A414 Maldon bypass to 40mph.

Earlier this year it widened a traffic island separating vehicles in Fullbridge Road, built a crossing point without traffic lights and extended the footpath at the Fullbridge roundabout.

Heybridge schoolboy Ryan Fleming, eight, was hit by a Porsche as he crossed the road in January 2011 and later died in hospital.

Ryan's mum, Melissa Rowe and grandmother, Angeline Wright, welcomed the road improvements but called for the speed limit to be reduced to 30mph.

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10:59pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Jack222 says...

Not enough information to make a call here. Roads are for cars, after all.
Not enough information to make a call here. Roads are for cars, after all. Jack222

11:47pm Sat 14 Dec 13

e5mitch says...

Not sure a 30 mph speed limit would have stopped a stolen car being driven to fast.
Not sure a 30 mph speed limit would have stopped a stolen car being driven to fast. e5mitch

5:52pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Grumpy36 says...

Why should the speed limit be lowered?
As tragic as this was, the question must be asked - what was a 9 year old doing trying to cross that road without an adult????
The parents need to accept some sort of responsibility here, for letting the child be there on his own instead of trying to blame others - yes the car was speeding and the driver did not have permission to be driving it, but if the boy had not been out on his own this tragedy would not have happened!
Why should the speed limit be lowered? As tragic as this was, the question must be asked - what was a 9 year old doing trying to cross that road without an adult???? The parents need to accept some sort of responsibility here, for letting the child be there on his own instead of trying to blame others - yes the car was speeding and the driver did not have permission to be driving it, but if the boy had not been out on his own this tragedy would not have happened! Grumpy36

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