Concern at speed limit plan
The speed limit is due to be increased on a stretch of road used by primary school children.
Leicestershire County Council wants to change the speed limit in Riverside Way and Warwick Road, in Littlethorpe, near Narborough, from 30 to 40 miles per hour.
The authority said the speed limit on the road which leads to Greystoke Primary School, in Narborough, was "unrealistically low".
But parents at the school said they were concerned about the proposed change.
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Mark Perry's children, Francesca, eight, and Thomas, 10, walk from their home in Littlethorpe to school every day with mum, Ann.
Mr Perry, 49, said: "People drive too fast as it is and I can only see that getting worse with this proposed speed limit increase.
"You can be on the zebra crossing on that road and cars will just rush through and not stop, because the curve of the road and the speed they are going means they don't see it.
"People in the area know very little about this proposed change – the only things up are little A4 signs. It's disappointing."
The proposed speed limit change would be in Riverside Way from its junction with Station Road, heading south to its junction with Warwick Road, and then Warwick Road to the Whetstone side of the M1 bridge.
Although Greystoke Primary School is outside this area, many of the school's 300-plus pupils use those roads to walk to and from school.
A council spokesman said the change would allow them to put new 30mph signs either end of the stretch of road with the new proposed higher speed limit.
There have been five accidents on that stretch of road in the past five years.
A Leicestershire County Council spokesman said: "We regularly review speed limits and, after looking at a number of factors relevant to this stretch, including the accident record and drivers' speeds, feel that the current limit is unrealistically low and suggest that 40mph would be a more appropriate limit.
"The change would also allow us to place new 30 mph signs at the entry to Littlethorpe and prior to the double bends towards Whetstone, acting as a reminder to motorists that they need to slow down.
"Members of the public are welcome to view or comment on the proposals, which are available on the county council's website.
"Comments that have been made to date, including one objection, will all be taken into consideration."
To have your say on the new speed limits, call Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0001 before Friday, September 21.