RESIDENTS in Westhoughton are fed up with seeing cars and motorbikes using their road as a "race track".

People who live on Chorley Road say drivers are regularly travelling up to 60mph as they pass their homes.

One woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been campaigning for tougher speeding enforcement measures to be introduced on the road for six years.

She said: "It is totally shocking.

"Cars and motorbikes are zooming up the road, if it continues someone is going to get killed.

"I am scared of crossing the road because of the speeds in what they go through.

"Drivers are going more than 50mph and 60mph easy – it is like a race track.

"Residents who live here are absolutely mortified about the situation.

"We cannot sleep at night due to the noise that the motorists are making.

"It is just really horrendous."

Residents hope tougher measures will be introduced such as speed cameras to crack down on dangerous drivers.

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor councillor Martyn Cox is going to ask Bolton Council to investigate the issue.

Cllr Cox said: "Speeding is a concern on a number of roads in Westhoughton when both possible and necessary we have taken action as the recent traffic calming measure in Bolton Road demonstrate.

"I have asked officers to assess speeding in Chorley Road and report back with any practical improvements that can be undertaken."

Greater Manchester Police is currently working with councils and other partners to deliver a speedwatch programme across the region.