Stowmarket: Man who was nearly run over calls for action over ‘flouting’ of road rules

The yellow box junction in Stowmarket

The yellow box junction in Stowmarket - Credit: Archant

A man is calling for more to be done to deter motorists from flouting road signs after he was almost run over.

Ken Barker, 69, of Thackeray Grove, Stowmarket, has taken his campaign to Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner, Tim Passmore.

Mr Barker wants police to penalise drivers who make illegal left turns into Ipswich Street and Tavern Street and stop in a yellow box junction on the road.

“People are nearly getting knocked down. Some months ago I had to jump back because a car came round the corner into Ipswich Street,” Mr Barker said.

Sergeant Neil Paterson, from Stowmarket Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Officers will be meeting with the Stowmarket town clerk in the near future, with a view to setting up a meeting with Suffolk County Council Highways to address the problem raised by the local community.”