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High school pupil launches Switchback Road petition

Wed, 12 Mar 2014


A schoolboy has set up a petition calling on the Manx Government to make the Switchback Road safer.

Lewis Barritt - who is 16 and a student at Castle Rushen High School - says he was inspired to set it up following a tragic accident at the weekend.

On Saturday night 14-year-old Lucia Porter was killed when the car she was travelling in left the road and crashed in a field.

The petition, which has been signed by nearly 900 people, is calling on the Department of Infrastructure to introduce a speed limit and other safety precautions.

Lewis says he feels something must be done:

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