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Anti-Social Driving

On 17 Sep 2015 at 10:39pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
There are a few cars that regularly drive around Lewes as if they're playing Grand Theft Auto. Usually the cars have dodgy exhausts and make a terrible racket - often accompanied by a loud stereo. They're a real pain.
But more importantly, they're frequently dangerous too. I spotted one car - a silver and black BMW - tearing around a corner at a time when children were walking home from school. It was going at a speed that would have caused serious injury.
If you spot anyone driving like this - it's usually one of a small number of people - you can report it in confidence to Operation Crackdown (link below). It only takes a couple of minutes and the more people complain, the more likely the police are to do something about it:

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On 18 Sep 2015 at 7:54am old timer wrote:
Thank you for this Earl of Lewes. I've witnessed many near misses.
On 18 Sep 2015 at 12:30pm Humbert wrote:
Thanks EoL. Time to start reporting all the drivers I see using their mobiles while driving around Lewes.
On 18 Sep 2015 at 3:46pm Dixie Normus wrote:
Nobody likes a grass
On 18 Sep 2015 at 4:32pm trooper wrote:
I am not holding any brief for motorists I am a pedestrian, but in the interest of balance I have seen and I am sure others, at times in Lewes a number of pedestrians with a pronounced death wish,particularly at the junction of School Hill and Friars Walk, the pedestrian crossing is ignored, also running from Waitrose to the bus station, some dragging small children with them.
@Eof L, Point well taken.
On 18 Sep 2015 at 6:44pm Belladonna wrote:
Some regulation is required in Cliffe High st. Noticed more and more drivers cutting through and revving up down the pedestrianised area, some quite aggressively. It only takes one child to dash out at the wrong time or one person unsteady on their feet to topple over and we will have a tragedy on our hands. Why no police/ traffic management of this situation?
On 18 Sep 2015 at 8:30pm Newell Fisher wrote:
Is it perhaps fair to say that pedestrians need to be considerate, but that drivers, who after all have a deadly weapon with them, need to bear that in mind or face the consequences.
They also need to bear in mind that pedestrians should NOT have to look out for idiotic drivers in a pedestrianised area.
On 18 Sep 2015 at 9:14pm John Smith wrote:
Why no police, Belladonna? Because while it's jolly annoying that drivers ignore the signs on Cliffe High Street, people probably aren't going to be killed, and that seems to be the criterion these days for actually doing anything.
On 18 Sep 2015 at 10:40pm Tom wrote:
Yes, lots of places in town that need better consideration of pedestrians, and better enforcement against speeding. My own concern is Malling Street and the area around Aldi's towards Daveys Lane. Malling Street needs a pedestrian crossing for residents and for access to Malling Down, not just the Pelican crossing as cars and lorries frequently go over the speed limit there. Crossing the road near Aldi's is dangerous as there is neither a crossing nor a proper pavement. If shops and homes are built then pedestrian facilities need to be built also.
On 19 Sep 2015 at 9:46pm ToffeePop Warden wrote:
Lewes Council needs to do a lot more to help the poor pedestrian in Lewes. In the centre of Town they could start by enforcing 20 mph speed limits, by making the Town Centre a pedestrian walkway and they could start by adding a whole lot more pedestrian crossings. Like Trooper said, a hot spot to prioritise would be between Waitrose & the Bus Station & the other area would be the Phoenix Causeway by Malling St. While I'm at it a crossing is needed on North St by the Police Station too!
On 20 Sep 2015 at 11:26pm from lewes wrote:
The old bill should crack down on poeple driving cars & motor bikes with noisey big exhaurst totaly uneÁcessary !

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