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Letter: Normandy Needs Speed Limits To Be Enforced

Published on: 21 Jun, 2021
Updated on: 21 Jun, 2021

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From: Peta Malthouse

In response to: Speeding on Glaziers Lane, Normandy

Traffic speeding through Normandy has been a constant problem. Both Glaziers Lane and Westwood Lane provide access to and from the A31 to routes to Woking, Aldershot and Guildford.

Speeding occurs down both roads yet the police have only sighted speed checks along the A323 claiming there are no safe places they can use. I have offered them my spacious drive.

We have seen horses and their riders involved in accidents and cars collide on the many hazardous spots on our roads. There are two offset bridges, one hairpin bend and insufficient pavements and crossing points.

30 mph limits have to be enforced. Where are Surrey Police?

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Responses to Letter: Normandy Needs Speed Limits To Be Enforced

  1. Margaret Kyte Reply

    June 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    We need more speed checks, not only in Normandy but also in Ash, on the main Guildford Road and in Harpers Road. The speed limit is 30mph. This lane is very narrow in parts with very deep ruts at the side. In parts, you cannot get two vehicles side by side. It is used as a rat run with cars speeding, there will be a very bad accident one day. I despair.

  2. Jim Allen Reply

    June 21, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    “Not safe for a pedestrian crossing because of speeding traffic” and, “Can’t check speeds because it is too dangerous to check speed” are the standard excuses given for inaction on many roads across the country.

  3. Keith Francis Reply

    June 22, 2021 at 3:43 am

    Not just in Normandy but anywhere in Surrey. Unfortunately, the teams of people wielding the “speed guns” are all too often not police officers but Surrey Police trained local volunteers who have set up a Speed Watch group with the power to record drivers speeding. Details can then be passed to the police, who can issue warning letters.

    But they need to be careful as in a case I know a school’s Speed Watch team caught a speeding motorist who turned out to be the mother of one of its on-duty team.

    Anyone who feels able to set up a Speed Watch group should contact the police and they will initially come to chat with you about the scheme before your undertaking formal training, which takes several hours, and being approved.

    A problem can then be the lack of available equipment, ie the “speed guns”.

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