THERE are calls for a 30mph speed limit to be extended along a narrow rural Isle of Wight lane.
Ian and Emma Hutchings live on the outskirts of Wellow with their 17-month-old daughter and believe the 60mph limit outside their home is too fast.
They say there have been countless near misses, with vehicles braking hard to negotiate a tight bend.
Mrs Hutchings said: "At the beginning of the year, the Isle of Wight Council changed some of the speed limits through Wellow and Thorley.
"We were very disappointed when the 30mph fell short of what we feel is the most dangerous part of the road.
"Cars coming out of Wellow start to build up speed and just as they hit 60mph they are on the tight bend.
"There are always skid marks on that bend and we have lost count of how many near misses there have been over the years."
The bend was the scene of a collision between a bus and van earlier this month, though the circumstances of the incident are still under investigation.
Mrs Hutchings added: "We were flabbergasted the 30mph limit wasn’t extended to after Ningwood Manor Farm and the bend, it doesn’t make sense.
"We were also promised 'no pavement’ signs and 'slow’ painted on the road but here we are, several months down the line, and nothing has been done."
Peter Hayward, the Isle of Wight Council’s strategic manager for highways and transport, said: "The slow road markings and 'pedestrians in the road’ signs have been ordered and should be completed in the near future.
"In assessing the suitability of a speed limit, officers considered a range of factors, including the density of residential development over a measured length of highway, the collision rate, existing mean speed of traffic and a range of other road safety and environmental factors.
"The assessment found no justification to change the speed limit along this stretch of road."