Postbag - Keep wheels on ground
PUBLISHED: 12:15 03 March 2006 | UPDATED: 21:44 28 May 2010
THERE is nothing wrong with the Forty Foot Bank road; it is the manner in which it is used. You can never legislate for its use. There is a speed limit. Enforce it or remove it. I travelled the road in the 1960s before things like national speed limits. I
THERE is nothing wrong with the Forty Foot Bank road; it is the manner in which it is used.You can never legislate for its use. There is a speed limit. Enforce it or remove it. I travelled the road in the 1960s before things like national speed limits. It was the late 60s and this was an unrestricted road. Cars, I have to say, travelled much slower; it took a really good car to reach 90mph.I cannot comment upon the recent incidents, but I know that often I am overtaken by vehicles travelling far in excess of 50mph, the current speed limit. The answer is not to ban its use. That was the answer to gun crime, and it failed.We will have to ban traffic from all our fenland roads. Is the Twenty Foot from Hobbs Lot to Chain Bridge any different. Think of the Sixteen Foot road from Boots Bridge to Christchurch. To ban their use is impractical. Let's start a campaign to drive within the speed limits, be aware that these nice straight roads, are not necessary safe, and that once a vehicle launches itself into the air you have no control. They need all four wheels in contact with the road. Cars are not helicopters.Our roads go up and down as well as side to side. I always advise drivers to drive on the hard black stuff!IVAN PALMERWhittlesey via e-mail
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