Leave the laybys alone
IN the May 7 edition of The Hunts Post you published a letter headed Cost-cutting instead of safety . The letter s main theme was that along the A14 in Cambridgeshire there has been a creeping progress of closing laybys. This policy is distressing if
IN the May 7 edition of The Hunts Post you published a letter headed "Cost-cutting instead of safety".
The letter's main theme was that along the A14 in Cambridgeshire there has been a creeping progress of closing laybys.
This policy is distressing if not downright dangerous for all motorists, but particularly affects heavy goods drivers who now have very little opportunity to stop, even though they are legally bound to rest at fixed intervals.
Many readers will be aware that shortly after that letter was printed this problem was featured by the BBC's Look East programme. Doubtless the county police would like to comment but have not been given the opportunity.
So when are we going to hear a response? The Highways Agency, the county council and any other parties responsible for this mess have had ample time to compose their explanation. I would hope that they are also making plans for a remedy.
Perhaps the authorities mentioned feel that by staying silent and not acknowledging that there is a problem the public will put it to the back of their minds.
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