This is a dangerous situation

I WAS walking my dog along Locking Road near Speedway Van Hire on Sunday morning June 21 at approximately 10.20 when I heard police sirens.

I WAS walking my dog along Locking Road near Speedway Van Hire on Sunday morning June 21 at approximately 10.20 when I heard police sirens.

A few seconds later one police car sped past me towards town and, as a driver, I estimated his speed to be approximately 60 miles per hour.

A few seconds later another one came screaming down the road and I estimated his speed to be 70 miles per hour. I could feel the air displacement and I was on the opposite side of the road.

This is a dangerous situation. I understand police cars are fitted with tracking devices so it could be ascertained who the drivers were.


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If a child or anyone had inadvertently stepped into the road, or bike or car pulled out from a side road it would had been fatal.

The police are all too ready to fine other road users for going a few miles an hour over the limit. Haven't they seen the adverts on the television about speeding? I understand the need for getting somewhere quickly in an emergency but it must be done in a manner so as not to endanger other road users or pedestrians.

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DAVID MALLINSON

Parkhurst Road, Weston

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