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Crackdown in Cocking on speeding breakfast drivers

Parish Councillor David Imlach was on duty by the Post Office SUS-140306-161042001

Parish Councillor David Imlach was on duty by the Post Office SUS-140306-161042001

COCKING villagers are revving up their campaign to cut speeding in the area.

Parish councillors run their ‘breakfast patrol’ to monitor speeding from the Goodwood Breakfast Club.

In response to ‘Soft Top Sunday’ at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, parish councillor David Imlach was on duty by the post office to monitor motorists passing through Cocking.

The event, on Sunday, June 1, saw as many as 1,000 cars and more than 8,000 people, with a further 3,000 vehicles parked outside the motor circuit.

David said average speeds on the day were lower than on previous such events.

“I put this down partly to the upgrading of the southbound speed sign that now shows the ‘30’ symbol.

“Whatever the reason, this was another example of the parish council taking the issue of speeding through the village seriously.

“It now remains to be seen whether the Festival of Speed (June 26-29) will lead to inconsiderate driving through the village or just the traditional congestion.

“And the fastest vehicle through the village in the morning was one of the many bikes that were also out and about on the road early.”

 

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