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No sense in speed limits

Your article showing the amount of prosecutions for speeding in Kent seemed to have one glaring figure ‘Cameras catch nearly 2,000 drivers breaking speed limit’, (Kentish Gazette, March 19). If Dover has no fixed cameras, hence no convictions, does this mean it is a very dangerous place to live, with well above the normal accident rate? If the accident rate …

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Safety measures like this can backfire

SAFETY is always a balance between making something safer and people’s reasonable needs. After the tragic accident involving Sacha Wheeler at Glebe Way railway crossing, it has been suggested that the crossing should be closed. This would almost certainly stop a recurrence of a similar incident there. But how about all the thousands of people that have used this crossing …

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Councillor correct about road safety

Not often I would say this, but I agree entirely with Cllr Peter Vickery-Jones that lowering the speed limit again on the A291 would not make the slightest difference to accident figures, as accidents are mostly down to bad driving. This road has already been downgraded from 60mph, the national speed limit, in recent years. If you went as far …

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Lower speed limits is no accident panacea

I fully support Cllr Peter Vickery-Jones (Con) for not backing a further reduction in the A291’s speed limit (‘Cutting speed limit at accident blackspot won’t reduce problem’, Herne Bay Gazette, February 19). Quite rightly, he says this will lead to a bunching of traffic on a road carrying 10,000plus vehicles per day. It’s true there is often a tendency to …

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Rail operator gets 8.8p per passenger

A READER asked (Times, February 4) about rail subsidies. It is a very complicated subsidy system and I am no expert, but a quick check on the internet showed that, according to the Department for Transport, Southeastern trains receives 8.8 pence subsidy for every passenger, per mile travelled. Nationally, train companies thrive on a subsidy of about £5.3 billion and …

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Drivers familiar with flooding road

I read the story about the number of crashes on Calcott Hill because of water running across the road and freezing, despite Kent County Council claiming that it had been gritted (Council DID Grit ‘Ice Rink’ Road, Herne Bay Gazette, January 22). It may have been gritted but obviously this could not cope with the continuous stream of overflowing water. …

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Ideology to get us out of our cars

A reader recently suggested the council was selling off car parks for financial gain. While there might be some truth in this, the real incentive is ideology! That ideology is about getting people “out of their cars” and onto public transport or cycling and walking. Which basically means the council along with Conservative national policy have adopted the Green Party …

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Crossing fines will pay rich dividend

Your article about a reader getting caught out for not paying a bridge toll in America (Kentish Gazette, December 4) and which he likened to the new charging system at the Dartford Crossing is absolutely right. The crossing is used by tens of thousands of foreign vehicles and, while some of the regular users may have knowledge, the occasional users …

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Railings essential for improving safety

I AGREE with the points raised by Terry Hudson (Your Views, November 19). The railings must be installed at the junction North Lane and St Dunstan’s, Canterbury. As a regular user of this junction far too many pedestrians prefer to cross the road at the junction rather than using the pedestrian crossing 15 yards down North Lane. These jaywalkers are …

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Crime, punishment and genuine justice

I am sure many readers felt angry as I did when reading about more vandalism in Memorial Park (Anger And Despair At Park Vandalism, Herne Bay Gazette June 12), but what would be the punishment if the perpetrators were caught? Certainly it would not be a fine of up to £10,000 as announced this week for speeding. Announcing this latest …

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