FENLAND: Tragedy is a sad reminder of dangers on fen roads

THE latest road tragedy on the B1040 near the North Bank (Dog in a Doublet) junction, serves as a sad reminder that fatal accidents continue to occur on Fenland roads with alarming frequency, regardless of what might be happening elsewhere in the county,

THE latest road tragedy on the B1040 near the North Bank (Dog in a Doublet) junction, serves as a sad reminder that fatal accidents continue to occur on Fenland roads with alarming frequency, regardless of what might be happening elsewhere in the county, and perhaps the country, as a whole.

It is obvious enough that the 24 per cent reduction in fatalities across Cambridgeshire for 2008, heralded in the Cambs Times as the County's Mark Kemp and Matt Bradney posed with the Highways Service's new award for 'Customer Service Excellence', is likely to have been, at least in part, an incidental benefit of the high fuel prices and subsequent economic downturn generating a significant reduction in traffic volume as the year progressed.

Figures from neighbouring counties would help clarify whether Cambridgeshire's Road Safety Team should be claiming credit for additional reduction in the county's casualty figures.

A comparison between different parts of the county would also be helpful to clarify whether or not Fenland has benefitted from the same level of casualty and fatality reduction as the rest of the county. If this was the case I am sure the County Council would want it to be acknowledged locally.


You may also want to watch:


GRAHAM CHAPPELL

Organiser

Most Read

Fenland Road Safety Campaign (Charlotte's Way)

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus