Driv­ers must obey the speed limit

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

AN­OTHER private tragedy has oc­curred on what should be a quiet semi-rural vil­lage road near Ash­ford, with the sad death of a beloved fam­ily cat that was hit by a car. This pet’s loss again draws our at­ten­tion here to crazy driv­ing habits and the pe­ri­od­i­cally heavy vol­ume of traf­fic pass­ing through Wye Road, Boughton Lees, with its use as a “rat-run” be­tween the A28, Can­ter­bury Road and the A251, Faver­sham Road, by cars speed­ing in vol­ume through our vil­lage. May I draw this to the at­ten­tion of read­ers and driv­ers as well as of the au­thor­i­ties, who could help avert a hu­man tragedy loom­ing here, un­less traf­fic lim­its, of speed in par­tic­u­lar, are ob­served more of­ten and en­forced prop­erly. Peo­ple who are not pet lovers may shrug their shoul­ders but I am sure that un­less driver be­hav­iour im­proves, a hu­man tragedy por­tends.

David Ber­rie, by e-mail.

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