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Villagers to be trained to use speed cameras
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navver
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised at you all. Children are dying in these villages. Speeding cars are very frightening to pedestrians especially mums of small children who have to walk along these roads to school. If you've been caught doing 40 in a 30 fair cop.

Just be thankful they are going about it in a sensible way. Not criminalising otherwise law abiding pillars of the community. Just a letter hoping you will mend your ways and spare a thought for them before you do something you regret the rest of your life. How do they know the difference between you angels doing 40 very carefully and the speeding morons doing 40 carelessly.

The best solution all round is to separate cars and pedestrians with bypasses etc but this will never happen because the other half of the village won't allow it. Thats life!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

navver wrote:
I'm surprised at you all. Children are dying in these villages. Speeding cars are very frightening to pedestrians especially mums of small children who have to walk along these roads to school. If you've been caught doing 40 in a 30 fair cop.

Just be thankful they are going about it in a sensible way. Not criminalising otherwise law abiding pillars of the community. Just a letter hoping you will mend your ways and spare a thought for them before you do something you regret the rest of your life. How do they know the difference between you angels doing 40 very carefully and the speeding morons doing 40 carelessly.

The best solution all round is to separate cars and pedestrians with bypasses etc but this will never happen because the other half of the village won't allow it. Thats life!

I live in one of the villages where this scheme operates and i fully support it. The camera operators are trained by the police and they note speeding reg numbers as earlier mentioned. This results in a letter from the police being sent to the vehicles keeper, if the keeper receives three then I was told by the village bobby that he would be paid a visit. If the problem was persistant then the police would place a marked car in the village and monitor speeds.
The whole point of the scheme is ownership of the village and not policing on the cheap, it's about people helping and being pro active in keeping our streets safe for all. We have been lucky and not had any serious acidents in the village, but the general levels of courtesy and aggresive driving everywhere are in decline. After all, is neighbourhood watch and other schemes policing on the cheap?, would you call the police if you saw a house being burgled or a car being stolen? then why not report speeding cars. Whilst the scheme will attract busy bodies, it will also attract decent honest people concerned about thier local community, which can only be a good thing. Wink
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