Letter to the Editor

Graham sounds off at abysmal driving skills apparent in Norfolk and the high cost of fuel

Dear Ray,

I would like to address two issues regarding motoring that have been interesting me recently. Firstly, the Norfolk police announced road casualty figures for the County that I found quite shocking. Apparently, on average, seven people per month are killed on Norfolk’s roads, whilst over three hundred others are injured. On the radio programme that this was discussed, nobody really seemed to know why this should be as these figures are in the top three counties of the country. My personal belief is that, because we have so few dual carriageways, drivers will always risk overtaking where they should not and there are so many opportunities afforded to us to overtake by the great number of lorries on our roads, especially during the beet months. There are many other reasons obviously but I think that the single carriageway factor is the main one.

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LETTER FROM AMERICA

Les shares with us some humourous writings from the States

Village Pump readers – Hi!

It was a lovely sunny start to the day as I went for my early morning walk and in doing so I ran into an old friend who stopped me just long enough to tell me his latest yarn which I feel I must pass on to you as I know some of you English folk share my somewhat warped sense of humour. It goes as follows:

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