Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Speed Limit on East Lancs Reduced to 40mph ; Safety Move on Stretch Where Boy, 14, Died Hundreds Joined Fight after Cameron's Death

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Speed Limit on East Lancs Reduced to 40mph ; Safety Move on Stretch Where Boy, 14, Died Hundreds Joined Fight after Cameron's Death

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THE speed limit on a section of the East Lancs Road in Salford where a schoolboy was killed is to be slashed from 50mph to 40.

The change on the 3.7-mile section where Cameron Cash, 14, died is to try to reduce the number of accidents.

Cameron's mum Sharon welcomed the move, which was due to be approved at a meeting of Salford council today.

The measure will apply to the A580 between Pendleton Roundabout and Shield Drive through Swinton and Walkden and is due to be introduced this year for an initial 18 months.

The council will then consult the public on whether to make the move permanent.

It follows a campaign by Sharon, of Ennerdale Avenue, Swinton, to cut the speed limit to 30mph near where Moorside High pupil Cameron died at the junction of Eccles Road, just yards from his home.

The campaign was backed by pupils from nearby schools - and given celebrity endorsment from actor David Hasselhof.

Sharon said: "It's absolutely brilliant, just amazing. Now that the speed limit is down it will give drivers more time to react and that will save another person's life. …

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