Residents warn over speeding on Coldnailhurst Avenue after dog killed

Mr Minter said his dog was killed by a speeding motorist

Mr Minter said his dog was killed by a speeding motorist

First published in News by , Reporter

Residents are demanding traffic calming measures on a road where they say drivers openly flout the 30mph limit.

The call comes after a dog was killed by a speeding motorist on Coldnailhurst Avenue, Braintree.

Owner Sam Minter, 27, said: “Not only do people speed down there because it’s a long stretch of road, but people park on the side of the road so it’s hard to see what’s coming up as you drive.

“Speed bumps would certainly be a good deterrent but if there was a camera down there then people would start to think about slowing down.”

Mr Minter, who has three young children, said: “Hopefully some good can come of this and something can be done on that road to prevent anything like this happening to a kid.”

See this week's Times for the full story.

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10:57am Tue 5 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

So the dog was killed.

I assume it had escaped or was poorly trained as if it was on a lead that would be mentioned - so perhaps its not the speed which is the issue...

And, of course, if the car had been travelling at under 20 mph it may well also still be a dead dog so the humps would make no difference.

THis feels like a parent trying an excuse to get humps in the road ...
So the dog was killed. I assume it had escaped or was poorly trained as if it was on a lead that would be mentioned - so perhaps its not the speed which is the issue... And, of course, if the car had been travelling at under 20 mph it may well also still be a dead dog so the humps would make no difference. THis feels like a parent trying an excuse to get humps in the road ... Jack222
  • Score: 2

11:07am Tue 5 Aug 14

slimeyjoe says...

There should be speed bumps along Coldnailhurst, not only do people park on the road but it is uphill from the Bocking end and sometimes almost impossible to see what's oncoming... both directions. Also, in response to the previous comment, I don't see how one would have to be a parent to be concerned about road safety...
There should be speed bumps along Coldnailhurst, not only do people park on the road but it is uphill from the Bocking end and sometimes almost impossible to see what's oncoming... both directions. Also, in response to the previous comment, I don't see how one would have to be a parent to be concerned about road safety... slimeyjoe
  • Score: -2

12:24pm Tue 5 Aug 14

keith_l says...

If there was a speed camera, then people would slow down to pass it and then speed up again, and not slow down at all when heading in the other direction.

I'm not justifying speeding (I don't, at least in residential areas), just saying how it is.
If there was a speed camera, then people would slow down to pass it and then speed up again, and not slow down at all when heading in the other direction. I'm not justifying speeding (I don't, at least in residential areas), just saying how it is. keith_l
  • Score: 4

2:01pm Tue 5 Aug 14

pierre-pierre says...

the dog was unsecured, it escaped through an open window, and did not respond to its owners commands.

dont blame the cars, that is another problem
the dog was unsecured, it escaped through an open window, and did not respond to its owners commands. dont blame the cars, that is another problem pierre-pierre
  • Score: 5

4:58pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Demandingdeb says...

I wish people would stop writing nasty comments and stop judging a family is upset enough over there dog it was an accident he had never jumped out of window before have compassion especially for the children who miss him terribly it could happen to any one of us
I wish people would stop writing nasty comments and stop judging a family is upset enough over there dog it was an accident he had never jumped out of window before have compassion especially for the children who miss him terribly it could happen to any one of us Demandingdeb
  • Score: 2

6:23pm Tue 5 Aug 14

pierre-pierre says...

I was reporting as said in the printed BWT, so it is not a nasty comment
I was reporting as said in the printed BWT, so it is not a nasty comment pierre-pierre
  • Score: 3

3:15am Thu 7 Aug 14

phillip15 says...

Of course speed IS the issue!

If the driver of the car had been speeding say at 40 or 50 m.p.h. then his reaction times are going to be slower and it is irrelevant that it was an escaped dog! It could have been a child, or O.A.P. etc, then the driver would stand no chance of avoiding it at that speed! I've seen cars doing ridiculous speeds down Coldnailhurst Avenue!!!

Have you not seen the adverts on T.V.? "Speed Kills" you hit something at 20 m.p.h. it would stand a better chance of survival.

I've seen cars bombing sown Lancaster Way and Panfield Lane doing 40-50 m.p.h. and there is a school/s there! These idiots/show off's have absolutely no regard for anyone's safety! and it will only be a matter of time!

It's about time something is done!
Of course speed IS the issue! If the driver of the car had been speeding say at 40 or 50 m.p.h. then his reaction times are going to be slower and it is irrelevant that it was an escaped dog! It could have been a child, or O.A.P. etc, then the driver would stand no chance of avoiding it at that speed! I've seen cars doing ridiculous speeds down Coldnailhurst Avenue!!! Have you not seen the adverts on T.V.? "Speed Kills" you hit something at 20 m.p.h. it would stand a better chance of survival. I've seen cars bombing sown Lancaster Way and Panfield Lane doing 40-50 m.p.h. and there is a school/s there! These idiots/show off's have absolutely no regard for anyone's safety! and it will only be a matter of time! It's about time something is done! phillip15
  • Score: 1

10:50am Thu 7 Aug 14

keith_l says...

Demandingdeb wrote:
I wish people would stop writing nasty comments and stop judging a family is upset enough over there dog it was an accident he had never jumped out of window before have compassion especially for the children who miss him terribly it could happen to any one of us
So the lesson to be learned from this story is that dogs do spontaneous things. The dog could have been spooked by something inside the flat, or more likely was attracted to something outside, possibly feline, and chased it.

Dog owners need to be prepared for the unexpected.
[quote][p][bold]Demandingdeb[/bold] wrote: I wish people would stop writing nasty comments and stop judging a family is upset enough over there dog it was an accident he had never jumped out of window before have compassion especially for the children who miss him terribly it could happen to any one of us[/p][/quote]So the lesson to be learned from this story is that dogs do spontaneous things. The dog could have been spooked by something inside the flat, or more likely was attracted to something outside, possibly feline, and chased it. Dog owners need to be prepared for the unexpected. keith_l
  • Score: 1

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