Sunday 26 May 2002 8.07pm
But the worst one, by far, is watching the kids crossing the New Kent Road
, from the bus stop on the south side, to the schools next to Theobald Street
. An extra speed camera on the north side of the road next to Safeways would at least make the four lanes of glorified motorway traffic (revving up to get on to the fly-over) think twice before running down the admittedly reckless kids who refuse to use the nearby traffic lights. But I suppose, now that Calamity Byers has demanded that all the speed cameras are ripped out, (surely not another sop to the motoring lobby?) there is a fat chance of us getting a speed camera. So it will only be a matter of time before another kid gets knocked over on the New Kent Road
. Does anyone know what the speed limit is supposed to be outside the Chaucer school, incidentally? I've got a feeling its supposed to be 30, but the cars I see at the beginning of the flyover all seem to be touching 50, so maybe I am wrong. How you can have 4 lanes of traffic regularly doing 50 outside a school, and not have a public outcry, is beyond me, it really is a local scandal. End of rant.