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Another Victim of Speeding Traffic in Central Maidstone

February 3, 2015 10:26 PM

Dead foxThe fate of this beautiful Red Fox, struck by a speeding car on Saturday evening in Andrew Broughton Way, underlines once again the dangers of inappropriate driver behaviour in and around the town centre.
There have now been far too many pedestrian near misses, crashes, pets and wild animals killed in this Road and formerly quiet residential roads like Mote Avenue and Square Hill Road. "It is time for zero tolerance of speeding in central Maidstone" says High Street Ward Councillor Fran Wilson. Adding: "The latest victim of excessive speed in central Maidstone was a fox, next time it could be a child."

Fran is contacting Kent Police requesting: "Regular high-profile enforcement of the 30mph speed limit in Andrew Broughton Way, Square Hill Road Mote Avenue and Wat Tyler Way, which are all affected by inappropriate traffic speeds during the evening."

Shadow Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation at Maidstone Council Cllr. Tony Harwood believes that speeding in Andrew Broughton Way is part of a wider problem. "Enforcement against speeding traffic, away from fixed speed cameras, is clearly not a priority for Kent Police." He added: "I have already written to Kent Police Commissioner Ann Barnes seeking a tougher line on enforcement against speeding traffic in the County Town's residential neighbourhoods, but to-date have seen little action."