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Access only estate residents are selfish
11:58am Thursday 25th October 2012 in Letters
CONGRATULATIONS to residents of Hallows Avenue/Smith Drive.
These residents, arguably an aging population, have single handedly caused gridlock in the surrounding area. The residents who enforced this will be the same people who will also complain and whinge that they cannot leave their estate caused by the traffic that they are attempting to ban driving through.
While I appreciate their concerns, I cannot accept the presumptious approach by the police. The policeman who stopped me explained what the law was and continued to write out a fine because I was driving through this ‘sacred’ estate. Not once did he ask my purpose for being there nor did he engage in conversation. Once I informed this rude officer that I was viewing a house there the fine was scrapped.
Furthermore, while driving through the estate I was twice shouted at with foul and abusive language for doing just that.
Why aren’t the police arresting these people for their criminal behaviour instead of attempting to slap fines on drivers who are not committing a criminal offence.
Using the four access points through the estate offers welcome relief of traffic allowing motorists to continue their journey smoothly.
Local people use their road knowledge to help ease of congestion. For 30 years myself and many others have used that route to shorten a journey and not one accident (to my knowledge) has occurred. Where does this stop? Will we end up seeing ‘except for access’ signs at the end of all residential roads thus only allowing vehicles to use the main arteries and a roads?
As one of the biggest and fastest growing towns in the UK, these out of touch residents and ridiculous laws will surely see the start of complete gridlock around the town.
Surely locals using their road knowledge to ease congestion around the town is a good thing.
These residents should stop wasting valuable police time, get a hobby and stop being so precious.