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20mph speed limits set to be rolled out across Lancashire

MORE 20mph speed limits are set to be introduced in the Lancashire County Council area by the end of the year.

And by the end of 2014, the restriction will be extended to cover all residential streets across the county.

It comes after county highway bosses deemed trials of the initiative in south-west Burnley last year have been successful.

New ‘gateway’ signs were installed for an area bordered by the M65, Rossendale Road Trafalgar Street and Manchester Road.

As a result of the pilot, the first wave of traffic orders for the countywide slowdown scheme is set to be introduced.

These will be in Knuzden, between the M65 and Blackburn boundary, including St Oswald's CE Primary, as well as a triangle in Helmshore, including the village's primary school between Grane Road, Holcombe Road and Helmshore Road.

And by the end of 2011, the programme will have been extended to incorporate the Waterside and Vivary Bridge areas of Colne.

County councillor Tim Ashton, highways cabinet member, said: “Our aim is for everyone in the county to understand the benefits that driving more slowly and safely in residential areas has for them, their family, and their neighbours – and, where necessary, to do their bit to influence others to reduce their speed.”

Highway chiefs have pledged that main commuter routes will not be affected by the scheme, which will be extended to cover stretches outside Lancashire schools.

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Rhodes, of Lancashire Police, said: “This is not about targeting motorists in general but working together to address concerns raised by residents and, where other tactics such as the introduction of signage and neighbourhood policing activity don’t tackle all of the issues, taking necessary enforcement action.”

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9:59am Mon 18 Jul 11

happycyclist says...

Where's the money coming from to pay for this crackpot, unnecessary scheme?
Where's the money coming from to pay for this crackpot, unnecessary scheme? happycyclist
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10:17am Mon 18 Jul 11

ossym says...

happycyclist wrote:
Where's the money coming from to pay for this crackpot, unnecessary scheme?
Eight-year-old struck by car in Blackburn
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Where's the money coming from to pay for this crackpot, unnecessary scheme?[/p][/quote]Eight-year-old struck by car in Blackburn ossym
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10:56am Mon 18 Jul 11

retired one says...

This scheme will not make any difference to the people who already ignore speeding regulations.
What is needed is the education of children that it is not safe to play on or run out into the road.
This scheme will not make any difference to the people who already ignore speeding regulations. What is needed is the education of children that it is not safe to play on or run out into the road. retired one
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11:43am Mon 18 Jul 11

bridgey2000 says...

Totally agree with retired one's comments. The 20 mph zone around Avenue Parade and Plantation Street in Accrington is largely ignored by drivers, ironically mostly by drivers that live on the streets within the zone and those taking their children to one of the three schools in the area. There are many times that me and my 6 year old daughter have to dodge cars doing more than 30 mph when we're walking between Burnley Road and St Annes and St Joseph's school on Sandy Lane. Until there's better enforcement of the limit in the existing areas and better education for children, it's a total waste of money.
Totally agree with retired one's comments. The 20 mph zone around Avenue Parade and Plantation Street in Accrington is largely ignored by drivers, ironically mostly by drivers that live on the streets within the zone and those taking their children to one of the three schools in the area. There are many times that me and my 6 year old daughter have to dodge cars doing more than 30 mph when we're walking between Burnley Road and St Annes and St Joseph's school on Sandy Lane. Until there's better enforcement of the limit in the existing areas and better education for children, it's a total waste of money. bridgey2000
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2:16pm Mon 18 Jul 11

bankhall says...

Eight-year-old struck by car in Blackburn so waht why was he out on his own and in the road ??also how does bridgey200 know what speed a car is doing .weird you wait on the pavement until the road is clear and then cross; maybe you shouild teach that to your child instead of trying to cross against traffic
Eight-year-old struck by car in Blackburn so waht why was he out on his own and in the road ??also how does bridgey200 know what speed a car is doing .weird you wait on the pavement until the road is clear and then cross; maybe you shouild teach that to your child instead of trying to cross against traffic bankhall
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2:35pm Mon 18 Jul 11

Wetwangman says...

Well said Bridgey and Retired One, in the above posts. 20 MPH limit... so what ? Many of the tosspots in their open top BMW's or Audi 4x4s just don't care about speed.... just look at the number of fatalities reported in the headlines of this journal over the last couple of months. A 20 MPH roadsign is just that. It needs enforcement by real officers who can prosecute drivers ( not a corrupt Speed Camera official who lets his mates off !! )
Well said Bridgey and Retired One, in the above posts. 20 MPH limit... so what ? Many of the tosspots in their open top BMW's or Audi 4x4s just don't care about speed.... just look at the number of fatalities reported in the headlines of this journal over the last couple of months. A 20 MPH roadsign is just that. It needs enforcement by real officers who can prosecute drivers ( not a corrupt Speed Camera official who lets his mates off !! ) Wetwangman
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2:37pm Mon 18 Jul 11

Troy McCLur says...

I never thought I'd say this, but having an 8 year old daughter myself I am glad of the speed reductions. I live on a back street and people drive past at over 40 MPH, some even faster. I just hope they will patrol the new speed limits. This speed reduction will save the lives of many children and that is a fact.
If saving the lives of children is going to cost you 1 or 2 mins journey time, surely, this must be an acceptable cost.
I never thought I'd say this, but having an 8 year old daughter myself I am glad of the speed reductions. I live on a back street and people drive past at over 40 MPH, some even faster. I just hope they will patrol the new speed limits. This speed reduction will save the lives of many children and that is a fact. If saving the lives of children is going to cost you 1 or 2 mins journey time, surely, this must be an acceptable cost. Troy McCLur
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2:57pm Mon 18 Jul 11

Heretical says...

Sorry .....but I'm a pedestrian and as a pedestrian I get to see all sorts of drivers.There are the considerate drivers ie the ones who drive at reasonable speed and having due care and attention to the road and ALL its' users .
And then there's the the folk who regard the road as a race track and their own personal game area,indicators are an optional extra,swerving onto pavements is fine..blocking your view by parking on corners is ok...puddles are there to be used as targets ........and most of all 'let's play scare the pedestrian' by speeding towards you,jumping traffic lights etc.....and generally making life hell.So for me ....have a go at your fellow drivers and I'll have a go at fellow pedestrians.
Sorry .....but I'm a pedestrian and as a pedestrian I get to see all sorts of drivers.There are the considerate drivers ie the ones who drive at reasonable speed and having due care and attention to the road and ALL its' users . And then there's the the folk who regard the road as a race track and their own personal game area,indicators are an optional extra,swerving onto pavements is fine..blocking your view by parking on corners is ok...puddles are there to be used as targets ........and most of all 'let's play scare the pedestrian' by speeding towards you,jumping traffic lights etc.....and generally making life hell.So for me ....have a go at your fellow drivers and I'll have a go at fellow pedestrians. Heretical
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3:59pm Mon 18 Jul 11

M Foster says...

This is a good idea if used sensibly in housing estates, near parks, etc, where it can save lives.
As a motorist driving around Nelson, Colne and Barrowford regularly, it is my experience that due to traffic levels, traffic lights, crossings, or especially if a drop of rain is falling, traffic is already crawling around at some 10-20 mph in many 30 mph zones.
Do we want it to drop further in such a busy world? Perhaps we should go back to the Red Flag Act of 1865 with a man preceeding each vehicle on foot waving a red flag.
Pedestrians need to take responsibility for themselves and their children as conditions dictate.
This is a good idea if used sensibly in housing estates, near parks, etc, where it can save lives. As a motorist driving around Nelson, Colne and Barrowford regularly, it is my experience that due to traffic levels, traffic lights, crossings, or especially if a drop of rain is falling, traffic is already crawling around at some 10-20 mph in many 30 mph zones. Do we want it to drop further in such a busy world? Perhaps we should go back to the Red Flag Act of 1865 with a man preceeding each vehicle on foot waving a red flag. Pedestrians need to take responsibility for themselves and their children as conditions dictate. M Foster
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4:10pm Mon 18 Jul 11

bikerjohn_uk says...

Heretical wrote:
Sorry .....but I'm a pedestrian and as a pedestrian I get to see all sorts of drivers.There are the considerate drivers ie the ones who drive at reasonable speed and having due care and attention to the road and ALL its' users .
And then there's the the folk who regard the road as a race track and their own personal game area,indicators are an optional extra,swerving onto pavements is fine..blocking your view by parking on corners is ok...puddles are there to be used as targets ........and most of all 'let's play scare the pedestrian' by speeding towards you,jumping traffic lights etc.....and generally making life hell.So for me ....have a go at your fellow drivers and I'll have a go at fellow pedestrians.
And lets not forget the pedestrians who launch themselves into moving traffic whislt using their mobile phones and expect everyone to stop for them whilst they saunter across in their own sweet time. People who live in glass houses...
[quote][p][bold]Heretical[/bold] wrote: Sorry .....but I'm a pedestrian and as a pedestrian I get to see all sorts of drivers.There are the considerate drivers ie the ones who drive at reasonable speed and having due care and attention to the road and ALL its' users . And then there's the the folk who regard the road as a race track and their own personal game area,indicators are an optional extra,swerving onto pavements is fine..blocking your view by parking on corners is ok...puddles are there to be used as targets ........and most of all 'let's play scare the pedestrian' by speeding towards you,jumping traffic lights etc.....and generally making life hell.So for me ....have a go at your fellow drivers and I'll have a go at fellow pedestrians.[/p][/quote]And lets not forget the pedestrians who launch themselves into moving traffic whislt using their mobile phones and expect everyone to stop for them whilst they saunter across in their own sweet time. People who live in glass houses... bikerjohn_uk
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4:10pm Mon 18 Jul 11

M Foster says...

Off-topic but whilst on the subject of cars - whose mean idea was it to change the Sunday parking limits near Burnley centre to those of week days.
What was wrong with the existing system - too big a fall in car parking revenues due to people shopping on Sunday to avoid council rip-off?
I don't remember seeing any notification of this change (I may have missed it) but I will be visiting less.
The same crazy thinking is applied to Nelson where I understand there is talk of charging to park. Does the council want to finally kill off what is left of town centre shops? Who wants to come to Nelson and pay for the privilage?
Off-topic but whilst on the subject of cars - whose mean idea was it to change the Sunday parking limits near Burnley centre to those of week days. What was wrong with the existing system - too big a fall in car parking revenues due to people shopping on Sunday to avoid council rip-off? I don't remember seeing any notification of this change (I may have missed it) but I will be visiting less. The same crazy thinking is applied to Nelson where I understand there is talk of charging to park. Does the council want to finally kill off what is left of town centre shops? Who wants to come to Nelson and pay for the privilage? M Foster
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6:46pm Mon 18 Jul 11

Chris P Bacon says...

M Foster wrote:
Off-topic but whilst on the subject of cars - whose mean idea was it to change the Sunday parking limits near Burnley centre to those of week days.
What was wrong with the existing system - too big a fall in car parking revenues due to people shopping on Sunday to avoid council rip-off?
I don't remember seeing any notification of this change (I may have missed it) but I will be visiting less.
The same crazy thinking is applied to Nelson where I understand there is talk of charging to park. Does the council want to finally kill off what is left of town centre shops? Who wants to come to Nelson and pay for the privilage?
They'd have to pay me an increasing amount of money to come to Belson. That's got to rank as being amongst the most disgraceful eye-sore of a town that exists on this sceptr'd Isle.
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: Off-topic but whilst on the subject of cars - whose mean idea was it to change the Sunday parking limits near Burnley centre to those of week days. What was wrong with the existing system - too big a fall in car parking revenues due to people shopping on Sunday to avoid council rip-off? I don't remember seeing any notification of this change (I may have missed it) but I will be visiting less. The same crazy thinking is applied to Nelson where I understand there is talk of charging to park. Does the council want to finally kill off what is left of town centre shops? Who wants to come to Nelson and pay for the privilage?[/p][/quote]They'd have to pay me an increasing amount of money to come to Belson. That's got to rank as being amongst the most disgraceful eye-sore of a town that exists on this sceptr'd Isle. Chris P Bacon
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7:59pm Mon 18 Jul 11

davidinburnley says...

The trials were deemed a success where they? I live in one of these so called 20mph zones. I'm yet to notice anyone actually travelling under that speed. We even asked the council to put speed bumps on our road because of people using it a s a cut through and driving at excessive speed. Despite lots of evidence, a petition and even a car that ended up on its roof in the middle of the street because it took the corner too fast (and that was on a Sunday afternoon) - the council's answer was - sorry no money available. I don't see how some metal signs with numbers painted on them that people will just ignore anyway, are a good use of my tax money!
The trials were deemed a success where they? I live in one of these so called 20mph zones. I'm yet to notice anyone actually travelling under that speed. We even asked the council to put speed bumps on our road because of people using it a s a cut through and driving at excessive speed. Despite lots of evidence, a petition and even a car that ended up on its roof in the middle of the street because it took the corner too fast (and that was on a Sunday afternoon) - the council's answer was - sorry no money available. I don't see how some metal signs with numbers painted on them that people will just ignore anyway, are a good use of my tax money! davidinburnley
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9:35pm Mon 18 Jul 11

hairy mary says...

my lorry has a minimum speed of 40 mph, i cant help you im a busy man
my lorry has a minimum speed of 40 mph, i cant help you im a busy man hairy mary
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9:50pm Mon 18 Jul 11

doggydog says...

Cant wait for the traffic jams to last longer in the towns! Ace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cant wait for the traffic jams to last longer in the towns! Ace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! doggydog
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2:53am Tue 19 Jul 11

enki jr says...

The universe is speeding up ..time is running faster (some) people are going with it and are thinking faster too .... a new era of existence is around the corner..and all lcc want to do is SLOW EVERYONE DOWN to thier
backward medevil slothdom ... go to hell morons ...
just because half the town is dumb
and slow to respond to any external stimili doesnt mean the council can make these unlawful statutes.. you have a right to travel unhindered and unrestricted... speedbumps are unlawful and the council should be forced in court to remove them ..we didnt have or need any retarded laws like these until the cretins of commercial whoredom got the top jobs and now we have to drive like regimented ants to please these subhuman fearmongering control freaks who dont have a right to exist in an ethical world...just because you and your offspring are backward and slow in the head doesnt mean that i will conform to your pathetic my little pony milliband world of dweebishnessssss ... im already sick of remedials driving like sloths on the main roads..such as weaving left and right over the unlawful bumps on queens rd west .... well let me tell the simpletons who drive this way ..IT DOESNT MATTER WHETHER ONE WHEEL HITS THE BUMP OR TWO....your car has >independant<
suspension meaning you dont have to line your car to go over evenly ...it just makes YOU look more retarded than you are..and if your going to flap everytime you see a road bump then i suggest you STAY OFF THE ROAD FOREVER...and leave the normal adjusted mindset to rule the road instead of being held back by the backward crew a.k.a. statute obeying society... let hbc waste as much money as they can ...for in the end they shall be removed from authority and put where they truly belong .
de... abd... morb... cos...done!
legislation has no authority over common sense...therefore i will speed
and slow to whatever my own mind suggests ... ill leave someone else to feel the guilt.
The universe is speeding up ..time is running faster (some) people are going with it and are thinking faster too .... a new era of existence is around the corner..and all lcc want to do is SLOW EVERYONE DOWN to thier backward medevil slothdom ... go to hell morons ... just because half the town is dumb and slow to respond to any external stimili doesnt mean the council can make these unlawful statutes.. you have a right to travel unhindered and unrestricted... speedbumps are unlawful and the council should be forced in court to remove them ..we didnt have or need any retarded laws like these until the cretins of commercial whoredom got the top jobs and now we have to drive like regimented ants to please these subhuman fearmongering control freaks who dont have a right to exist in an ethical world...just because you and your offspring are backward and slow in the head doesnt mean that i will conform to your pathetic my little pony milliband world of dweebishnessssss ... im already sick of remedials driving like sloths on the main roads..such as weaving left and right over the unlawful bumps on queens rd west .... well let me tell the simpletons who drive this way ..IT DOESNT MATTER WHETHER ONE WHEEL HITS THE BUMP OR TWO....your car has >independant< suspension meaning you dont have to line your car to go over evenly ...it just makes YOU look more retarded than you are..and if your going to flap everytime you see a road bump then i suggest you STAY OFF THE ROAD FOREVER...and leave the normal adjusted mindset to rule the road instead of being held back by the backward crew a.k.a. statute obeying society... let hbc waste as much money as they can ...for in the end they shall be removed from authority and put where they truly belong . de... abd... morb... cos...done! legislation has no authority over common sense...therefore i will speed and slow to whatever my own mind suggests ... ill leave someone else to feel the guilt. enki jr
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12:30pm Tue 19 Jul 11

bikerjohn_uk says...

enki, you are truly a berk of the highest order. That's the biggest load of irrelevant crap I've ever read whilst trawling through this website!
enki, you are truly a berk of the highest order. That's the biggest load of irrelevant crap I've ever read whilst trawling through this website! bikerjohn_uk
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3:27pm Tue 19 Jul 11

jack daniels says...

enki jr wrote:
The universe is speeding up ..time is running faster (some) people are going with it and are thinking faster too .... a new era of existence is around the corner..and all lcc want to do is SLOW EVERYONE DOWN to thier
backward medevil slothdom ... go to hell morons ...
just because half the town is dumb
and slow to respond to any external stimili doesnt mean the council can make these unlawful statutes.. you have a right to travel unhindered and unrestricted... speedbumps are unlawful and the council should be forced in court to remove them ..we didnt have or need any retarded laws like these until the cretins of commercial whoredom got the top jobs and now we have to drive like regimented ants to please these subhuman fearmongering control freaks who dont have a right to exist in an ethical world...just because you and your offspring are backward and slow in the head doesnt mean that i will conform to your pathetic my little pony milliband world of dweebishnessssss ... im already sick of remedials driving like sloths on the main roads..such as weaving left and right over the unlawful bumps on queens rd west .... well let me tell the simpletons who drive this way ..IT DOESNT MATTER WHETHER ONE WHEEL HITS THE BUMP OR TWO....your car has &gt;independant&lt;
suspension meaning you dont have to line your car to go over evenly ...it just makes YOU look more retarded than you are..and if your going to flap everytime you see a road bump then i suggest you STAY OFF THE ROAD FOREVER...and leave the normal adjusted mindset to rule the road instead of being held back by the backward crew a.k.a. statute obeying society... let hbc waste as much money as they can ...for in the end they shall be removed from authority and put where they truly belong .
de... abd... morb... cos...done!
legislation has no authority over common sense...therefore i will speed
and slow to whatever my own mind suggests ... ill leave someone else to feel the guilt.
Or… You are so whacked out on a cocktail of mind altering drugs; you actually think you are the next step up on the evolutionary path. From laughing my way through your comment I can deduce that you believe that if anybody is stupid enough or ‘slow’ enough to not get out of your way, that it is perfectly ok to knock them over as it will only be contaminating the gene pool of humanity if they remain alive.

I’m just wondering if you’ve been watching Logan’s Run? Do you think that there is a point when we don’t contribute to society anymore, and if so, are YOU considering suicide when you reach the grand age of 34?

One can only hope!!
[quote][p][bold]enki jr[/bold] wrote: The universe is speeding up ..time is running faster (some) people are going with it and are thinking faster too .... a new era of existence is around the corner..and all lcc want to do is SLOW EVERYONE DOWN to thier backward medevil slothdom ... go to hell morons ... just because half the town is dumb and slow to respond to any external stimili doesnt mean the council can make these unlawful statutes.. you have a right to travel unhindered and unrestricted... speedbumps are unlawful and the council should be forced in court to remove them ..we didnt have or need any retarded laws like these until the cretins of commercial whoredom got the top jobs and now we have to drive like regimented ants to please these subhuman fearmongering control freaks who dont have a right to exist in an ethical world...just because you and your offspring are backward and slow in the head doesnt mean that i will conform to your pathetic my little pony milliband world of dweebishnessssss ... im already sick of remedials driving like sloths on the main roads..such as weaving left and right over the unlawful bumps on queens rd west .... well let me tell the simpletons who drive this way ..IT DOESNT MATTER WHETHER ONE WHEEL HITS THE BUMP OR TWO....your car has >independant< suspension meaning you dont have to line your car to go over evenly ...it just makes YOU look more retarded than you are..and if your going to flap everytime you see a road bump then i suggest you STAY OFF THE ROAD FOREVER...and leave the normal adjusted mindset to rule the road instead of being held back by the backward crew a.k.a. statute obeying society... let hbc waste as much money as they can ...for in the end they shall be removed from authority and put where they truly belong . de... abd... morb... cos...done! legislation has no authority over common sense...therefore i will speed and slow to whatever my own mind suggests ... ill leave someone else to feel the guilt.[/p][/quote]Or… You are so whacked out on a cocktail of mind altering drugs; you actually think you are the next step up on the evolutionary path. From laughing my way through your comment I can deduce that you believe that if anybody is stupid enough or ‘slow’ enough to not get out of your way, that it is perfectly ok to knock them over as it will only be contaminating the gene pool of humanity if they remain alive. I’m just wondering if you’ve been watching Logan’s Run? Do you think that there is a point when we don’t contribute to society anymore, and if so, are YOU considering suicide when you reach the grand age of 34? One can only hope!! jack daniels
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3:31pm Tue 19 Jul 11

jack daniels says...

bikerjohn_uk wrote:
Heretical wrote:
Sorry .....but I'm a pedestrian and as a pedestrian I get to see all sorts of drivers.There are the considerate drivers ie the ones who drive at reasonable speed and having due care and attention to the road and ALL its' users .
And then there's the the folk who regard the road as a race track and their own personal game area,indicators are an optional extra,swerving onto pavements is fine..blocking your view by parking on corners is ok...puddles are there to be used as targets ........and most of all 'let's play scare the pedestrian' by speeding towards you,jumping traffic lights etc.....and generally making life hell.So for me ....have a go at your fellow drivers and I'll have a go at fellow pedestrians.
And lets not forget the pedestrians who launch themselves into moving traffic whislt using their mobile phones and expect everyone to stop for them whilst they saunter across in their own sweet time. People who live in glass houses...
Fair comment John but there is a difference between a teenager crossing the road and playing chicken with moving traffic, compared to what heretical pointed out. The level of driving in this town is pathetic and this cannot be compared to a few halfwitted pedestrians.
[quote][p][bold]bikerjohn_uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Heretical[/bold] wrote: Sorry .....but I'm a pedestrian and as a pedestrian I get to see all sorts of drivers.There are the considerate drivers ie the ones who drive at reasonable speed and having due care and attention to the road and ALL its' users . And then there's the the folk who regard the road as a race track and their own personal game area,indicators are an optional extra,swerving onto pavements is fine..blocking your view by parking on corners is ok...puddles are there to be used as targets ........and most of all 'let's play scare the pedestrian' by speeding towards you,jumping traffic lights etc.....and generally making life hell.So for me ....have a go at your fellow drivers and I'll have a go at fellow pedestrians.[/p][/quote]And lets not forget the pedestrians who launch themselves into moving traffic whislt using their mobile phones and expect everyone to stop for them whilst they saunter across in their own sweet time. People who live in glass houses...[/p][/quote]Fair comment John but there is a difference between a teenager crossing the road and playing chicken with moving traffic, compared to what heretical pointed out. The level of driving in this town is pathetic and this cannot be compared to a few halfwitted pedestrians. jack daniels
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