A young driver from Sheffield has escaped unharmed after he lost control of his car and crashed into a tree while driving in icy conditions down Gleadless Road. Police attended the scene this morning and closed the road but it has since re-opened. Simon Ellis, a family friend of the driver, spoke to Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh.
Streets Ahead contractor Amey have defended their road resurfacing work despite complaints that some new surfaces are starting to crack and crumble. Sheffield Council’s highway maintenance programme aims to shake off Sheffield’s ‘pothole city’ reputation with resurfacing underway for hundreds of roads. The 25 year Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project aims to improve Sheffield’s roads, footpaths and pavements but has faced sustained criticism over controversial tree-felling operations. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Residents of Knowle Lane in south east Sheffield have complained to Sheffield council about the deterioration of road surfaces only eighteen months after resurfacing by private contractor Amey. The work has been part of the Streets Ahead programme to repair potholes, damaged pavements, and crumbling speed bumps. The programme also includes the controversial felling of Sheffield trees. Simon Thake reports from Knowle Lane for Sheffield Live!
Created in 1998 by safety and justice campaign, RoadPeace, National Road Victim Month aims to remember those killed or seriously injured by road traffic collisions as well as raising awareness of the impact on individuals and their families. August has historically seen an increase in road collisions due to high levels of summer traffic. Sheffield Live! reporter, Baillor Jalloh spoke to Joanne Wehrl of South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership which bring together councils and other public bodies to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured across the county’s roads. South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership consists of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Councils, The Highways Agency, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Public Health Bodies, University of Sheffield, Peak District National Park Authority, and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.