SUPPORT has been pouring in for the worried Hampshire mother campaigning for better road safety outside a school.

Suzy Woodford has been urging highway bosses to implement safety measures outside Toynbee School on Bodycoats Road in Chandler’s Ford.

The 44-year-old, who works as a training co-ordinator, fears for the life of her two visually impaired children and launched a petition in a bid to have a variety of traffic calming measures installed – including a pinch point, new signage and a speed reduction.

Now Suzy has presented the petition containing more than 1,800 signatures to highway bosses at Hampshire County Council.

The mother-of-four said: “I needed the council to listen to me and they were ignoring me so I decided to go to the council meeting.

“Almost everyone I spoke to wanted to sign the petition.

“This shows how dangerous the road is and that the council needs to act and do something now before it’s too late.”

Toynbee School has a specialist teaching unit for visually impaired children and one of Suzy’s children will attend the school in September.

As previously reported, the council confirmed that traffic calming measures are currently in place along with a crossing point marked with bollards.

School signage has also been installed, but parents want more to do done.

Suzy added: “It’s not enough.

“The road is still dangerous and they must do something.”

Cllr Rob Humby, Hampshire County Council’s executive member for transport and environment, said: “We are looking to arrange a meeting with all interested parties where we can discuss options to improve the existing crossing.

“We have investigated a number of options to improve crossing facilities on Bodycoats Road and have also met with the school.

“We appreciate that trees and parked cars can sometimes affect the visibility of these bollards and we are currently considering how we can make the existing crossing point more prominent.”

He also confirmed that the council has received requests to install a puffin or zebra crossing and has looked into this option.

But he added: “Unfortunately, there is little scope to do this, because of the number and position of existing residential driveways and school entrance and exit arrangements.”