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Campaign for crossing at accident scene

Sheffield City Council will today consider calls for a pedestrian crossing in in the city - at a spot where a teenager was killed in a hit and run accident.

Scene of fatal accident

Campaigners forced the debate after handing in a 12,000 name petition on a section of road on Normanton Hill.

Fourteen-year-old Jasmyn Chan was hailed a hero after she pushed her friend out of the way of an oncoming car.

Family calls for tougher controls on drivers

The daughters of a 93-year-old woman who was killed by a driver who had lied about his eyesight are calling for tighter rules on when older motorists should be allowed on the road.

Audrey Noden died on a pedestrian crossing after being run over by a seventy-three year old man who had falsified DVLA documents. He's been jailed for two years. Adam Fowler reports.


Prison is not enough for Glaucoma driver say victim's daughters

The daughters of a ninety-three year old woman, who was knocked down and killed by a driver who lied about his eyesight say his prison sentence is not enough.

Seventy-three year old Peter Conroy was jailed for two years after it was revealed that he lied to the DVLA about having glaucoma after the accident that killed Audrey Noden.

Her daughter Margaret was left with serious injuries:

Pensioner suffering from eye condition jailed for causing death

Peter Joseph Conroy has been sentenced to two years in prison for causing the death of 93-year-old Audrey Noden.

Conroy was suffering from Glaucoma, a degenerative condition affecting his eyesight.

Although Conroy knew of his condition he falsified his 'self-certification' with the DVLA and continued to drive his car.

On 4th September 2012 Conroy failed to give way to pedestrians on a Zebra crossing on Boultham Park Road colliding with Audrey Norden and her daughter Margaret Elvidge who is 63.

Audrey Noden died 47 days later in hospital. Margaret Elvidge suffered serious injuries as a result of the same collision.

Conroy used a number of excuses during the case which included that he mistakenly put on the wrong glasses.

In sentencing, the Court also banned Conroy from driving for 10 years and will be required to sit an extended re-test should he wish to drive again.

Car seats still not being fitted correctly says council

Child seats are supposed to keep children safer in cars - but there are concerns too many parents could be putting their children in more danger because they are not fitting them properly.

Hull City Council has started a series of child car seat clinics to point out the dangers after finding as many as 90 percent were unsafe when checking them last year. Today 77 percent still failed.

James Webster reports:


Road safety campaign launches to tackle "fatal four"

Drivers in West Yorkshire are being targeted in a new scheme to educate them about the "fatal four".

The Roads Policing Units have identified excess speed, drink/drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt and distractions like mobile phone use as the main causes of serious or fatal accidents on our roads.

Each week in November will be devoted to one of the fatal four with officers hoping to educate people in West Yorkshire to try and reduce the number of fatal and serious accidents they are called to deal with.

Danger tyres blamed on 120 accidents across the region

Road safety campaigners fear we don't check our tyres often enough and the accident figures for our region seem to bear that out.

According to the Department for Transport, there were more than 120 road accidents in our region last year where illegal, defective or under inflated tyres caused or contributed to the crash. So are we putting our lives and those of other road users at risk? Matt Price reports.

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