A mum has called for a safer crossing on a busy road after concern for her 11-year-old child.

Shweta Agarwal from Holtspur in Beaconsfield has launched a petition calling for a pedestrian crossing on the A40 opposite the Miller and Carter restaurant.

To get to the King’s Head bus stop, people have to cross between two roundabouts using a small traffic island on the four-lane road with a 50mph speed limit and “constant” flow of traffic.

Shweta said her 11-year-old child and her friends go through “the same fear everyday” as they wait “until someone stops their car to let her go.”

“I have tried crossing the road myself and have been victim of a near miss,” she said.

“But my question to council is do we have to wait for an accident, an unfortunate event, someone losing their life or get affected for rest of their life for council to act upon it?”

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She urged the Council to “prioritise people’s safety” and install a safe means to cross the road at Holtspur King’s Head.

Buckinghamshire Council’s deputy cabinet member for transport Dominic Barnes said: “Road safety is a key concern for the council and we regularly monitor data and reports for any indications of accident hotspots emerging.

"Our data does not show any recent history of collisions involving pedestrians in this location. There is a dropped kerb and centre refuge on the western arm of the roundabout which allows safe crossing in two phases which is usual for this sort of location. Funding for road safety schemes is prioritised according to those projects with the highest safety concerns.

“Should a resident have a concern about road safety along a particular route, their first port of call should be to speak to their local councillor or their Community Board. Funding is available within local areas which can be used to address issues like this if it is considered a local priority.”

The online safety petition can be found here