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Speeding through Oxhill
as we do on one of the "entrances" to the Village, we are
certainly concerned about speeding.
are also a real pain for farmers trying to get about with their
implements. The result is increased noise, pollution, irritation and
inconvenience for residents with no worthwhile return in speed reduction
and improved safety.
don't need sleeping policemen: we just need one who is wide awake and
wholeheartedly supporting safer driving through the village, I would like
to register my strong opposition to Speed Bumps. In an attempt to slow the
thoughtless minority (who in any case will only see them as a challenge)
the majority will have to suffer their ugliness, the increased noise and
pollution as traffic repeatedly slows and accelerates, and the cost of
premature suspension wear. Speed bumps and chicanes are completely out of
place in a rural village, along with the multi-coloured tarmac and
over-zealous road painting that normally go with them. They also slow
emergency vehicles (sometimes with fatal consequences) and present a
significant hazard – particularly to motorcyclists - in the wet or the
dark. The best approach is probably a clearly signed lower speed limit,
polite notices requesting careful driving at the boundaries and a quiet
word in the ears of the regular offenders. We all know who they are.......
thinking of forming an organisation called The League Against Unnecessary
Growths in the Highway. The acronym may be LAUGH, but it’s a serious
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