Student death on A64 sparks road safety talks

The death of a Univeristy of York third-year History of Art student, after a car accident on the A64 last Sunday, has reignited concern as to the road’s safety.

The A64, which links York and Leeds, claims around ten to twelve lives a year and there have been campaigns for it to be made into a dual carriageway since 2005.
The recent incident comes only weeks after campaigner, Mike Knaggs, released a statement saying “the A64 is completely out-of-date and until it is improved accidents will continue to happen.”

There is now hope that a £500 million scheme to widen the road will be revived.