No ac­tion taken against speed­sters

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

I could not agree more with read­ers Caro­line Buck­ley, Shel­ley Stub­ble­field and Christo­pher Smith (Points of view, KE, Fe­bru­ary 11) re­gard­ing ve­hi­cles speed­ing on the A28.

I live on the straight stretch of road be­tween Gas­coigne Lane and The Mar­tins. I com­plained to Kent Po­lice about the speed all ve­hi­cles pass my prop­erty. Mo­tor­cy­cles drive in ex­cess of 100mph and trucks and cars at speeds in ex­cess of 70mph.

The re­ply I had was that it was the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the coun­cil and not the po­lice.

With re­gards the mo­tor­cy­clists us­ing the A28 as a race track on Sun­day morn­ing I was told that “whilst aware of this ac­tiv­ity, health and safety pro­hibits the po­lice chas­ing them and in any case they re­move their num­ber plates so any units can­not pho­to­graph them”.

He went on to ex­plain that un­til the fa­tal­ity rates reach a cer­tain level no mea­sures can be taken by the po­lice.

Look­ing for our coun­cil­lors to do any­thing is a waste of time.

What is need by all res­i­dents is to start

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