RESIDENTS are demanding action on a “dangerous” road where they have lived in fear for more than a decade.

Homeowners on Oak Road, Rivenhall, claim the slip road from the A12 is too short and does not allow enough time for motorists to slow from 70mph to 30mph.

As a result drivers often come into the road too quickly, lose control and smash into properties.

Jen Brignell, 51, had two cars written off in 2011 after a driver crashed through a fence and onto her drive.

She said: “People just take the corner far too fast and then ‘bang’- straight into the wall again.

“I am gobsmacked that nobody has been killed or seriously injured. That’s more down to luck than anything else.”

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