‘Replace this antiquated system of traffic lights’
A PITIFUL sight to behold in this the 21st century – cars and lorries bumper to bumper through our country’s main streets.
Why you might ask? Well it’s all down to the colour of three lights. red, amber and green – with stop being the most polluting colour of the three.
The filth that a red traffic light creates is staggering in terms of pollution to people that have to walk near or past this antiquated system of traffic control and where better is there a freakish example at this moment in time, than Leek of course.
Gridlocked nearly seven days a week in the centre where people tend to congregate.
A simple solution to solving this bad habit of lifetime would be in my opinion the need for the town centres to have new speed zones to allow broader zebra crossing to work more efficiently.
Also more urgently-needed islands with a greater emphasis when approaching an island to keep a sensible distance from the vehicle in front to allow a steady flow of traffic without the need of filthy traffic lights.
So the definitive facts would be speed zone 10mph a distance between vehicle 30-35 metres to allow better air circulation.
Job done, cost minimal. Frank Bradbury Leek