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Letter: I Am Glad Surrey Police Are Watching for Dangerous Speeders

Published on: 20 May, 2020
Updated on: 20 May, 2020

From Keith Chesterton

In response to: Police Warn Speeding Drivers, ‘We’re Watching For You’

I saw six sports cars in a 60mph procession speed over the Downs Link foot-crossing on Bramley Road yesterday and another speeding car came round the bend at the top of Warren Road, Guildford, on the wrong side of the road, again at high speed, narrowly missing me.

With so many more people out walking and cycling, it is more important than ever that vehicles don’t speed.

So, yes, I am glad Surrey Police are after them.

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Responses to Letter: I Am Glad Surrey Police Are Watching for Dangerous Speeders

  1. Colin Cross Reply

    May 21, 2020 at 12:35 am

    Keith Chesterton is so right. This is now a toxic mix and it was only two weeks ago we had a cyclist killed in Newark Lane in Ripley.

    This morning I had to slam my brakes on when joining Ripley High Street as a driver was hell-bent on coming through the village at 60mph due to its lack of cars.

    It is dangerous to all parties, so please be extra cautious on our roads at this time.

    Colin Cross is the R4GV borough councillor for Lovelace (Ripley, Wisley and Ockham).

  2. Nicola Main Reply

    May 21, 2020 at 8:24 am

    In Pirbright, we have a regular speeder who used to do ‘doughnuts’ on the mini-roundabout, until the surface was changed, but who still uses the Aldershot and Guildford Roads as his personal racetrack in the evening. However, our main problem is bikers roaring around the bends and the Aldershot Road ‘circuit’. The decline in traffic during this period has brought out the bikers, so they are going through most days and not just weekends.

  3. Sue Fox Reply

    May 21, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Worplesdon Road has seen 60mph+ as cars race between the traffic lights and of course bikers “doing their thing”.

    One side of this road has single-person space whilst the other is variable but can allow distancing. The post van was parked so close to a hedge the other day so that anyone going towards Worplesdon or Guildford was forced into the road including mothers with pushchairs or buggies.

    We need traffic-calming measures but not necessarily humps.

  4. Sue Warner Reply

    May 21, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    On Woodbridge Road, Guildford they race around the one-way system, along Onslow Street, slowing slightly for the roundabout and then take off like a bullet out of gun along the two lanes of Woodbridge Road racing to get ahead of any vehicle that is around, undertaking, overtaking anything to get “one in front”. Sounds like a Grand Prix race some nights.

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