A Braintree mum is calling for increased safety measures at a “nightmare” crossing.

Kay Barkaway, 43, regularly uses the crossing in Courtauld Road but says she and her son Leigh take their lives in their hands.

She said: “There were three cars coming from the Railway Street direction and I was waiting there with my son, but they didn’t bother to stop."

An Essex Highways spokesman said: “Essex County Council takes road safety very seriously and monitors the number of collisions which occur in order to identify where it may be necessary to introduce road safety measures.

“The collisions at the junction of Julien Court Road have been analysed and currently this junction does not meet the criteria for any casualty reduction measures. We are not aware of any queries that have been received in relation to this crossing."