Lower lim­its would not solve prob­lem

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

I have no ob­jec­tion to tak­ing up Caro­line Buck­ley’s of­fer (We’re Liv­ing In Fear Of Road Crashes, KE, Fe­bru­ary 18) to meet and to dis­cuss speed lim­its on the A28, the editor has my con­tact de­tails.

As any speed limit on traf­fic, calm­ing op­er­ates all day ev­ery day, we could meet at say 5am in the morn­ing and she could ex­plain why driv­ing at 30mph on a main road is so es­sen­tial, es­pe­cially when 99% of res­i­dents are asleep in their beds.

Peo­ple have cho­sen to live on/near the A28, yet some want a hous­ing es­tate speed limit, so how are peo­ple and goods sup­posed to move freely about?

Thanks to the ef­forts of lo­cal busy­bod­ies, to­tally ig­nor­ing govern­ment guide­lines on set­ting speed lim­its, jour­ney times in­crease yearly with down­graded lim­its.

Once off the main road, who are all th­ese peo­ple “speed­ing” that read­ers com­plain about? One would ex­pect most are “lo­cals” who might sym­pa­thise with her views, or write let­ters to this pa­per (?), but think “they can­not be talk­ing about me”. Do

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