Lower limits would not solve problem
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