An Okehampton resident has called for more action to be taken to tackle speeding along Exeter Road.

In a letter to Okehampton Town Council, a member of the public has raised safety concerns over the high speed at which some vehicles travel and has suggested that clearer road markings, better positioned crossing points and a radar speed sign be installed in order to increase road safety.

The resident wrote: “With increased traffic due to the lopsided development of our town, Exeter Road has become busier than ever. I would like to raise my safety concerns. I see lorries and cars travelling at well over the speed limit.”

Councillors have suggested that HATOC (Highways and Traffic Orders Committees) be connected to discuss these concerns further.