A spokesman for Kent County Council (KCC) said: “We have to make tough decisions on where to improve traffic and road safety in local areas. This means we have to say ‘no’ more than we’d like, especially if the request won’t reduce casualties.
“We look at the sites most in need of improvement first, which have got the support of the whole community.”
The spokesman said all requests would be considered as long as residents check the crash history of the site, noting in particular any resulting personal injuries.
Campaigns then need to get community support from a local representative, who then needs to contact KCC.
He added: “We decide with the help of experienced traffic engineers, who identify whether any cost-effective measures to reduce road casualties are needed.
“Once we’ve identified, assessed and agreed what to do, we’ll seek funding from various sources, such as the county or parish council. This can take some time.
“We then report the scheme to the local district Joint Transportation Board.”