'Kill your speed' campaign gets backing

'Kill your speed' campaign gets backing

'Kill your speed' campaign gets backing

First published in News

RESIDENTS who are angry at motorists who speed along their road have launched a ‘kill your speed’ campaign.

Since the start of January, five cats have been hit by drivers in Tower Street, Brightlingsea, three of which have died and now the group fears a child could be next.

“For people who lose pets, it is heartbreaking, but I think it is going to be a child soon,” said a spokeswoman for the residents.

“It is at its worst in the morning and at about home time, worryingly, just about the times the children are in the street.

"We do not want to be the one who is saying ‘we told you so’ if something happens.”

In an effort to gather support, the group has put up signs in Tower Street, warning motorists to slow down, saying: “Please slow down. Kill your speed. This time a pet, next time a child. It’s heartbreaking.”

The group has received backing from Brightlingsea Town Council.

Janet Aldridge, Brightlingsea town councillor responsible for transport and highways, said: “They have certainly got my backing.

 

“The next victim could be a child or even an elderly person.”

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8:10pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Was it the speeding motorists that killed those cats or had the owners let them out to stray on the road?

Don't get me wrong nobody wants to see anyone, child or adult injured or killed but the fact is traffic alone is not always the cause or is the only ones responsible. Everyone should take extreme care, particularly parents by ensuring their children know how to properly cross the road.
Was it the speeding motorists that killed those cats or had the owners let them out to stray on the road? Don't get me wrong nobody wants to see anyone, child or adult injured or killed but the fact is traffic alone is not always the cause or is the only ones responsible. Everyone should take extreme care, particularly parents by ensuring their children know how to properly cross the road. Say It As It Is OK?
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8:55pm Thu 31 Jan 13

itsmyopinionthatcounts says...

I live near this area and would also like to add that maybe if the people who live in Tower/New and Sydney Street parked a little bit more considerately then the roads would also become safer !!!
I live near this area and would also like to add that maybe if the people who live in Tower/New and Sydney Street parked a little bit more considerately then the roads would also become safer !!! itsmyopinionthatcounts
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