Sandra Kessly presented her 410 signature petition to full Council on 19 July 2011. Her petition was for; the erection of warning signs of school crossing ahead, road sign painting depicting school crossing, traffic calming radar signs warning drivers exceeding the speed limit, cameras capturing offenders jumping the red light signal. It is also requested that the Highways Agency conduct an investigation into the additional safety measures that may be appropriate at this very dangerous crossing. At the meeting, Stuart Pile, Executive Member for Highways and Transport, stated in his response to the petition that Hertfordshire County Council always takes very seriously public concerns over highway safety. The Council has an annual programme of casualty reduction measures which targets known hazardous sites. The programme considers trends and patterns of collisions at locations where there have been 6 or more injury accidents in a 3 year period within 75m radius. The programme has been very successful at reducing collisions, as year on year there have been fewer and fewer serious injuries on the highway network. Officers have checked the collision data forKings Road, and found that fortunately, there has been only one slight-injury accident at the pelican crossings during the last 3 years. Whilst the volume of accidents does not ordinarily trigger an investigation, officers have met on-site with the Road Traffic Police and County Councillor Ian Reay to consider the points raised in the petition. The police were already aware of Ms Kessly’s concerns and had made some operational changes to intensify their presence in the area, to address the enforcement issues. HCC has also carried out some remedial action to make the pelican crossings more conspicuous. Overhanging foliage that was obscuring the visibility of the traffic lights has been cut-back, plus 3 new ‘school’ warning signs on the approaches to the pelican crossings have been installed In the coming months portable Vehicle Actuated signs will be mounted on a pair of lamp columns in Kings Road for a period of 2 weeks. These signs will flash to warn drivers of the 30mph speed limit, they will also record the number of times the signs are triggered. A numeric assessment of the location has also been made against a range of criteria and its comparative low score suggests that priorities for funding are higher elsewhere. Therefore it is unlikely that additional traffic calming type measures will be introduced. Furthermore traffic calming measures can be costly, unpopular with some residents and can displace traffic, as a consequence. In this instance further traffic would be displaced from this ‘A’ road to Shootersway andDurrants Lane, causing additional problems elsewhere. Wherever possible, HCC aims to concentrate traffic onto the ‘A’ road network. Whilst there are no plans to introduce further measures to influence driver behaviour in Kings Road, officers will however maintain communication with the traffic Police and continue to monitor the accident history at this location.