Cambs police have taken no action against speeders
THE Hunts Post printed a letter on March 18 which basically said that motorists and HCV drivers speed through our villages without disregard for their safety or others around them. The authorities, namely the county council and police, allow it to continu
THE Hunts Post printed a letter on March 18 which basically said that motorists and HCV drivers speed through our villages without disregard for their safety or others around them. The authorities, namely the county council and police, allow it to continue.
Two days after this story, the police knocked on our door at 10.30pm asking to speak with us about the letter. They felt so disgusted by what I had written that they wanted to help. For 40 minutes we chatted about the issues of speeding vehicles and 40-tonne HCVs abusing the speed limit. They assured us that something would be done and that enforcement would be carried out.
Five months later we are still waiting for some kind of enforcement. The police are quick to sit and discuss what actions/methods can be undertaken, yet fail to carry anything out.
I feel that the conversation we had that night was a means of just keeping us quiet.
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I sat out two weeks ago with Speedwatch in Ramsey Mereside. A vehicle came through at 89mph. Five minutes later, another came through at 77mph, five minutes later the school children had to cross the road to catch the school bus.
This is the kind of fatality the police and council are waiting for. Only after they scrape up the remains of the poor child might something be done.
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