I’M afraid I will always be tempted to write letters on the subject of speed cameras and I am especially moved to write after reading C Birks’ letter last week where he asks us to ‘get real’.
I absolutely disagree with his statement – “True, you get the occasional speeding motorist”. I believe that speeding is the norm, rather than the exception, in Solihull.
May I invite C Birks to stand outside Bristol Street Motors on the Stratford Road and see how many cars he can count that appear to be doing 30mph or less?
Alternatively, if we were to watch traffic through the cameras lower down towards The Plough Inn or McDonalds, then the traffic is mostly doing 40mph (the limit) or less.
I drive all over the country with my job and am honestly of the opinion that Solihull drivers are the worst I have come-across. I like speed cameras – they are impartial, do not have to listen to excuses, and penalise law-breaking.
John Davies, Shirley
Double yellows plea
THE council did a fantastic job of restricting on-road parking on Hermitage Road in 2008, stopping commuters from parking their cars all day, increasing safety and easing access for buses and ambulances.
I hope someone from the council will come and see the chaotic effect this has had on neighbouring Moat Lane.
For those that don`t know, the SMBC depot is on Moat Lane and there is a large amount of bin lorries, wagons and street maintenance vehicles coming and going.
It is also a throughfare for emergency responses from the ambulance station. With all the commuters that used to park on Hermitage Road now using Moat Lane, it is about time some parking restrictions are put in to stop all day commuter parking before an accident occurs.
RJ, Moat Lane, Solihull