Get facts straight before blaming truck drivers
I am responding to the report in December 20's paper about residents moaning about traffic even though they live by a road near Sainsbury's in Frome.
Please can they explain how a 44-ton truck can speed at 60mph while they have a speed limiter device for 56mph and the limit on a single carriageway is 40mph?
It would be impossible to accelerate to 60mph in such a very short distance between the two roundabouts. How did the residents measure the speed of thundering trucks without a radar or speed gun, and if the road is that dangerous why does the photograph on page 4 show children and a dog standing by passing traffic?
A truck is fitted with a tracker where the employer can see the truck speed and an analogue or digital tachograph that records speed, so why would a trucker risk his/her job by speeding on that road?
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The report says there is danger of death due to the width of trucks passing. They are not wider than the road by law unless carrying a wide load.
Get your facts correct before you make out a truck's speed.