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Comment - Streets for Living / Road Safety

Hoppers Road Accident by David Flint.

At 6 am on Saturday 15th December Hoppers Road residents living near the Dog and Duck were woken by a loud bang. The photo shows what they saw when they looked outside - an inverted car.

It's hard to see how the driving that led to this can be other than "dangerously irresponsible". Indeed, after 45 years of driving I can't imagine how I would achieve this result deliberately - should I be crazy enough to want my car turned upside down.

Apart from turning itself upside down the car had wrecked one parked car and damaged another. The driver and passenger sustained minor injuries.

According to local resident Keith McAleese "My car was missed by about a foot. So lucky me! This is clear evidence that Hoppers Road needs a 20 mph speed limit.... I have young children and do not feel it is safe for them to walk the streets with this type of driving going on. The Council must take action before someone gets seriously injured".

That's our view too.

First published in the EGP members newsletter, February 2013

Published and promoted by Bill Linton for Enfield Green Party, both at 39A Fox Lane, London N13 4AJ