VILLAGERS between York and Selby have shown their support for the reduction of a speed limit on a road past their homes.

City of York Council this week discussed reducing the speed limit on the A19 past Deighton, from 60mph to 40mph, following a petition from residents drawn up after a teenager was killed in a crash on the road.

The council has agreed to carry out a feasibility study, but has told residents that a decision will not be possible until the next financial year, in April.

Coun George Barton, of Wheldrake Ward, said he was behind the proposed reduction.

“I feel very strongly about it. I have stood there many times to watch the traffic, and was standing there with 50 villagers, watching traffic, including HGVs absolutely rattling by on a very dangerous bend.

“There’s been a fatal accident and another accident in the last few weeks, and villagers have had enough.”

He said villagers wanted signs up now and for lighting and rumble strips to be sorted out as soon as possible, which he said could be done in the time it takes for a feasibility study.