Hundreds sign up to road safety petition calling for action in Kings Langley

A petition calling for a road safety review of a busy village has now attracted almost 300 supporters.

The online call for action was launched by Kings Langley neighbours living in Hempstead Road who have seen a string of accidents over the years and most recently, just last month, there was a crash that claimed a man’s life.

Now they want Herts County Council to look at what can be down to slow down motorists travelling through Watford Road, High Street and Hempstead Road.

So far 291 people have signed the petition on

Among them is dad Simon Pilling said: “Living on Watford Road I see the speeding motorists everyday. I have three boys under seven and want to keep them as safe as possible.

“I campaigned for speed reducing measures a few years back and a temporary speeding activated sign was installed, but only for a couple of weeks.”

Herts County Councillor for the area Richard Roberts has now pledged to do everything he can to ensure the safety review happens.