Several months ago BBC Radio Jersey’s Talkback programme had as their theme of the day the issue of speed limits across the island. I rang in to the programme to speak on air about the situation at Havre des Pas and in particular the way drivers tend to speed down Mount Bingham, especially at night. Living as I do on the front at Havre des Pas, I was not aware there had been any speed enforcement in the area.
Behold, this afternoon a Police officer was situated on the road opposite the swimming pool armed with a speed gun. He caught several vehicles speeding, amongst them two BMWs and a Mercedes. The officer duly took the details of the offending drivers, who one imagines will be summonsed in the Magistrates Court.
As the weather improves, more children will be using the pool and elderly taking to the promenade. Consequently, I am pleased to see that the issue of speeding is being taken seriously. The knowledge that there have been Police at the bottom of Mount Bingham and along Havre des Pas may act as a deterrent to speeding drivers in the future.