MARCH: Speed humps could save lives

I READ with some interest the article published on the front page on this newspaper regarding the speed humps on Upwell road in March. Firstly I must ask why Councillor Owen was misled into thinking the safer routes to schools scheme would be put into pl

I READ with some interest the article published on the front page on this newspaper regarding the speed humps on Upwell road in March.

Firstly I must ask why Councillor Owen was misled into thinking the safer routes to schools scheme would be put into place at the Elwyn Road junction.

There is no actual school crossing in that part of Upwell road, so therefore it would have been a complete waste of the taxpayers' money and indeed would have played a totally useless role in the safer routes to school scheme and where would there be any logic in that?

Secondly there has been a problem for some time with cars speeding along Upwell Road.


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I feel sure that the people pictured on last weeks paper must have noticed a big reduction in speed as we at the other end certainly have.

As for the speed humps we were told at the consultation meeting that they would be some 75 mm high but suspect that they may be a little higher, but they serve their purpose well in slowing cars down and are designed so that larger width vehicles such as lorries can indeed straddle them with ease.

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As far as we at the other end of these roadwork's are concerned it is the best thing to happen in a long time, purely because by slowing speeding traffic down at peak time whilst children are commuting to school could well save a life and in my opinion one life saved makes it all worthwhile .

Another way of looking on this is if they are removed and there is a fatal accident whose hands will that blood be on? Not mine. I want them to stay and also at what cost financially? Still fenland district council can always hike next year's council tax to pay for their mistake!

STEVE

Upwell Road Resident

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