FENLAND: Drivers need to take care

I FEEL I have to write in protest of another accident on our Fenland roads where someone or something else has to be at fault other that the driver. I refer to the unfortunate accident recently at Horseway Bridge when Mrs Ryman lost control of her car an

I FEEL I have to write in protest of another accident on our Fenland roads where someone or something else has to be at fault other that the driver.

I refer to the unfortunate accident recently at Horseway Bridge when Mrs Ryman lost control of her car and crashed through the barrier into the drain.

The accident was at 9am on a dry fine morning yet she lost control 'on wet mud'. As a local farmer who travels that route several times a day I can assure everyone there was NO mud on the road that morning.

I am pleased she was fortunate to suffer only minor injuries, but I am appalled that she should even think to seek money from public funds as compensation.


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It is time people faced up to the fact that most of accidents are a result of poor or bad driving technique and inappropriate speeds for the road conditions.

This was highlighted a couple of weeks ago when a sharp frost, saw numerous cars littered in the ditches from the A142 along Langwood Hill Drove, Byal Fen Drove to Manea village. It was madness!

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Even in good conditions vehicles are entering these ditches. It is not the road that is dangerous but the drivers.

We are now about to spend a huge proportion of the safety budget for the area on Average Speed cameras along the Forty Foot to protect who?

That money should be spent on real danger areas; built up areas, schools and major accident areas like the A14, no on open Fen roads

RICHARD ANGOOD

New Road

Chatteris

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