HGVs menace

WHILE there can be no question that an accident at speed is going to wreak greater havoc than one at a slower pace (Average speed cameras, July 26), the carnage will continue until such time as the police start to do something about pulling up and prosecu

WHILE there can be no question that an accident at speed is going to wreak greater havoc than one at a slower pace (Average speed cameras, July 26), the carnage will continue until such time as the police start to do something about pulling up and prosecuting the relentless streams of dangerous drivers at the wheels of HGVs.

I am not suggesting that drivers of other vehicles do not have their part to play, but every day between Huntingdon and Kettering I see strings of lorries driving with not a car's length between them, albeit within the speed limit, but with no thought for what happens when the driver in front loses a tyre or has to brake unexpectedly.

Tailgating, slipstreaming and pulling out without any due care or attention (with the added problems of slowing down the flow of traffic which that creates) all seem to be common accepted practice. There are surely laws in place to deal with them - and yet nothing seems to be done.

I am certain that proper enforcement of dangerous driving laws against the drivers of HGVs would dramatically reduce the number of accidents on the A14 and countrywide.


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MARK SANDERS, Wellingborough

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