Who are all these ‘speed­ing’ driv­ers?

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion -

Ex Lib-dem coun­cil­lor Mike Sole says that Bridge res­i­dents (well the few he has spo­ken too!) want a 20mph limit, but who are these peo­ple ‘speed­ing’ through Bridge?

It is on a ru­ral road to nowhere, other than other vil­lages and scat­tered hous­ing, who he claims, also want 20mph? Seems many are not be­ing very hon­est. They might want 20mph past their house, but are not so keen when driv­ing past/through some­body else’s house/vil­lage! Oth­er­wise, where would all these ‘speed­ing’ driv­ers come from?

Drive these roads af­ter dusk and you would be hard to find any­body walk­ing about, but any speed limit is 24/7 x 365 days of the year. I sus­pect if ques­tioned, it is not about speed, but the vol­ume of traf­fic in many ru­ral ar­eas that res­i­dents feel is the real prob­lem, but that is an­other is­sue.

Such is the ha­tred of cars and the free­dom of move­ment it pro­vides, the Lib-dems in their Green Trans­port Plan, are now talk­ing about 10mph speed lim­its! Thank­fully Ukip Cllr Brian Macdowall took a more com­mon sense ap­proach, re­al­is­ing that free flow­ing roads are es­sen­tial for the move­ment of peo­ple and goods. Terry Hud­son Russell Drive, Swale­cliffe

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