TEENAGERS have urged drivers to slow down on a busy road near a popular community centre.
And police have been quick to act on their concerns.
Members of the Harvey Street Youth Club in Oswaldtwistle made their plea after some of their friends were injured in collisions.
They told PCSO Rikky Gallacher of the Oswaldtwistlethe neighbourhood policing team how worried they were.
And police responded during Not in my Neighbourhood Week by installing a speed identification device on Harvey Street for motorists travelling towards Thwaites Road last Thursday.
The speed limit on Harvey Street is 30mph.
PCSO Gallacher stood by the device and radioed through details of any vehicle travelling above 34mph to PC Richie Thompson who was positioned in a layby further along the street.
PC Thompson said: “We want to make people aware of the potentially tragic consequences of reckless and irresponsible driving.
“This information has come from local children who are concerned about the speed of motorists on this road and I hope that this operation sends a strong message about the potentially devastating impact of driving dangerously.”
Police have continued to monitor cars in the area this week.
Hyndburn Council leader Peter Britcliffe said: “It’s really encouraging to hear about these young people. Certainly there is a problem with traffic and speeding in Harvey Street. We, as a council, need to support these young people in their efforts to get drivers to slow down and drive safely.”