Motorists are driving at dangerously high speeds around a new housing development – knowing that police are unable to prosecute them.
Drivers are regularly breaking speed limits in roads around the Kings Reach development in Biggleswade.
Residents have complained to Beds Police and Central Beds Council but they are powerless to act as the roads have not yet been adopted.
As such they are still classed as private land belonging to developers Taylor Wimpey and Martin Grant Homes.
The roads may not be adopted until the development is complete or until every house has been sold – which may not happen for years.
Luke Newman – who moved to Planets Way with his family two years ago – is concerned that there could be a serious accident if action is not taken.
He said: “I have young children and we moved to Kings Reach as it was marketed as being a safe and quiet estate which is ideal for families.
“But it seems that almost every day and night we get drivers of all kinds going way over the speed limit. It has become quite dangerous.”
Readers on the Biggleswade Chronicle Facebook page were also worried about speeding vehicles.
Alex Palmer said: “Last night I watched a motorbike going up and down Baden Powell Way doing at least 80mph. People use that road like they’re in a drag race.”
A Taylor Wimpey spokesman said: “We had not previously been made aware of any issues with speeding traffic, but we would encourage motorists using these roads to consider the safety of our residents by driving carefully.”