TRAFFIC accident hot spots are to be targeted in a bid to cut the number of injuries and deaths on the borough's roads.

Accident reduction schemes will be launched at five sites in Bromley because of the high level of crashes resulting in injury which occur there.

Bromley Council's scheme will cost £169,000 and be funded by Transport for London which deals with transport issues for the Greater London Authority.

Consultation with residents, motorists and other interested groups was carried out by the council to help decide which areas required the schemes.

Measures, including pelican crossings and speed-reducing tactics, have proved successful in efforts to cut road acci-

dents and casualties in other locations.

The roads which will be subject to the scheme are Elmstead Lane in Chislehurst, Queensway in Petts Wood, Maple Road in Penge, Poverest Road in Orpington and Leesons Hill in St Paul's Cray.

Councillor George Taylor, executive member for the environment, said: "These accident reduction schemes will make our roads safer.

"We have also consulted with residents, the drivers who use these roads and with the emergency services too."

Final approval for the scheme was given by Cllr Taylor on March 11.


All accident figures were collated by Bromley Council as a yearly average.

All schemes will include traffic islands, road markings and more road signs.

Elmstead Lane cost £38,000. More than seven accidents per year.

Maple Road cost £27,000. Three accidents a year.

Poverest Road cost £33,000. Six

accidents a year.

Leesons Hill cost £20,000. Four accidents a year. Measures will include a pelican crossing

Queensway cost £51,000. Three accidents a year.