Letters - October 10, 2011

New speed humps on North Road, Seaham are making some drivers angry

New speed humps on North Road, Seaham are making some drivers angry

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THE recent proliferation of traffic calming “bumps”, that have been appearing in several locations in and around Cleveleys, are yet another glaring example of the short-sightedness of those responsible in the town planning department.

The obvious idea of moderating the flow of traffic is commendable, but those responsible have clearly not thought outside the box.

What happens if there is a police emergency, such as chasing stolen vehicles, or, perhaps worse, what of an ambulance emergency, when there is a possibility that a badly injured patient is being transported, with urgency, to hospital at speed with siren and blue lights?

The consequences of encountering one of these bumps, which in most cases are severe, at any speed above 20 miles an hour could be disastrous for all concerned.

Apart from the considerable cost, which would be better spent on resurfacing badly pitted roads in the area, it shows quite clearly that the matter of locating, what can only be described as hazards, has not been properly thought out.

MR IDWAL JONES

Blythe Avenue

Cleveleys