Brake names its Parliamentarian of the Month

10.20 | 1 August 2011 |

Sherwood MP Mark Spencer has been named Brake’s Parliamentarian of the Month for supporting a campaign to improve safety on the A614.

The A614 single carriageway rural road is a key route for commuters travelling in and out of Nottingham. In the past 18 months two fatal crashes on the road have claimed eight lives. From January 2005 to June, 2010, 271 crashes were recorded, resulting in 11 deaths and 450 injuries.

Local residents have been campaigning for years for measures to be introduced which could improve safety on the road. Since Mark Spencer backed the campaign a reduced speed limit and improved signage have been introduced.

Mark Spencer MP says: “I am delighted to win this award. Our campaign’s success is the result of the hard work of many people, not just mine, and I hope we can all continue to work together to further improve road safety in Sherwood. The A614 has been a major trouble spot in the past and I am glad I could help make this road safer for everyone.”

Julie Townsend, Brake campaigns director, said: “Bringing people together to tackle road safety problems and prevent needless tragedies on our roads can be an uphill struggle, especially during this era of spending cuts.

“Mark has demonstrated great persistence and determination in fighting for road safety alongside his deeply concerned constituents and bereaved and injured victims.

“Brake congratulates Mark for his hard won progress in making the A614 safer, and offers its backing to the community in achieving further safety improvements.”

For more information contact Jessica Wigglesworth from Brake.


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