RESIDENTS of a Southampton neighbourhood have said enough is enough and are demanding action over an accident blackspot near their homes.
A notorious junction in Sholing has been the subject of heated debate on the streets for several years.
There have been a string of accidents and near misses at the junction between Kathleen Road and South East Road.
Now people who live on the nearby roads want safety measures put in place.
They are calling on the introduction speed humps, clearer road markings or even raising the road as it approaches the junction.
Residents met with city chiefs to call for something to be done.
At a public meeting over the weekend they aired their concerns and claimed more accidents would happen unless road bosses take action soon.
Resident Marilyn Furze said that her daughter narrowly escaped a bad accident when she was travelling along South Eastern Road.
She said a car shot across the road in front of her forcing her to make an emergency stop.
“My daughter was nearly wiped out,” she told the meeting at St Andrew’s Church.
And fellow resident Paul Woodman, who organised the meeting, said one woman had two cars written off from accidents at the junction.
The meeting heard that an independent safety audit was carried out and speed cushions installed on South East Road in 2014.
Councillor James Baillie told the meeting that there had been 11 accidents that caused an injury in the four years prior to the road changes.
But another Sholing resident, Pete Lisle, said: “There are more accidents than we know about as only ones causing injury get reported. The council and the police aren’t aware of minor incidents.
“There are more than you realise. There are simple things could be done and the police need to be monitoring the situation much more than they are.”
Councillor Nigel Hecks said: “We need sound evidence, documenting what happened, when and why, and giving names and addresses.”
The councillors said more investigations had to be carried out before any measures were put in place and called for more talks with residents before deciding if any action should be taken.