Speeding drivers are causing endless worry and stress for one village, as residents say it is only a matter of time before someone is killed.

The Arlecdon community has been left shaken after another near-miss last week, which saw a Peugeot 107 and a white van collide at about 6pm on July 22, police confirmed.

While no-one was injured in the accident, residents have had enough, saying this sort of thing happens far too often – and they blame speeding cars.

Dave Doyle, who lives on Arlecdon Parks Road, said that in the six years he has lived in the village he has seen drivers “flying” through the 30mph zone on a daily basis.

And while he can “still dodge out of the way quickly” if needed, the worried villager is scared for the elderly and the youngsters who regularly cross the “racetrack” road.

“The road is like a racetrack – it’s safer and slower on the motorway than down here,” the 51-year-old said.

“There are kids who live on the road, and they have to cross to get to the play area, and I worry for them. One day it’ll be a youngster or an elderly person who can’t get out the way and they’ll be killed.”

He continued: “The village has had a few accidents that haven’t been too serious, but there can only be so many near-misses – one of these days someone is going to die, because it’s just a death trap.”

Although Mr Doyle and other residents have tried to take matters into their own hands, waving at drivers to slow down whenever they can, he added that it is up to the drivers to make changes, as they will be the ones to live with the guilt if their speed kills a child or an elderly person who couldn’t move out of the way.

“I’m talking on behalf of so many other residents who feel the same – just slow the hell down and have some respect for our villages,” he said.

“It’s not fair on the people who live here in Arlecdon and Frizington and Rowrah – just respect other people.”