I need some advice please. It's about a blind corner which I live on on Clapham Common Northside. It's the corner of Sisters Avenue and Thirsk Road where drivers bomb down as a thoroughfare between Clapham Common and Lavender Hill.
Did anyone hear the massive thuds on Wednesday night at around midnight? A drunk driver with a posse of passengers, all drinking, screeched round the corner of Sisters Avenue and Thirsk Road, crashing into two cars before coming to a halt after neighbours ran out of their houses. The driver and passengers jumped out the car and ran away on foot towards Lavender Hill. The back seat of the car was full of bottles of booze. This was the last straw for us!
Although a police report was filed, it seems that if no-one has been injured then it is treated like any other auto accident. As in case closed and claim on your insurance. It's a miracle that no-one was hurt. The car was towed away, it wasn't registered to anyone and wasn't reported as stolen so the case runs cold.
It's the first time an incident of this magnitude has happened, but that blind bend in the road is super dangerous. Drunk drivers aside, drivers seem to bomb it down even though it is a 20mph road, there are constant stand offs where cars won't give way to each other, and the classic, instead of slowing down and cautiously going around the bend, drivers beep, beep their horns around the corner to alert other people they are coming so if they are going to crash, at least they are being noisy about it and disturb the residents at all times of the day and night! Not to mention those that bomb through with their music on full blast in the middle of the night!
Although this is the first time to my knowledge of a drunk driver screeching round damaging more than one car. It's not the first time, a car parked on that road has been smashed into by someone speeding around the bend. It's so bad that residents are worried about parking their cars on it, which makes it tricky as off street parking is limited around here.
I've been here for ten years and it was never like this. I am considering making a case to make the road one way, or install speed bumps or cameras. Has anyone on here been successful in doing this on their road and can you give me some tips as to how to frame my proposal to the council and who to contact? I will of course consult all my neighbours first to get them on board.
Any advice is most gratefully received.