Speed restriction required on road

FROM time to time readers have written letters urging North Tyneside Council to impose a speed restriction on the narrow access road to St Mary’s Lighthouse at Whitley Bay.

Having escaped from a near miss to my vehicle by a speeding motorcyclist on one of the very narrow corners, I write to endorse the previous appeals for some action to curb the ridiculous speeds encountered on that dangerous stretch.

Obviously many visitors new to the area are unaware of the hazards those narrow corners present, but the risk of a serious accident should be diminished before the inevitable occurs.

J WILKINSON

Shiremoor