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‘STOP means STOP’ - 28 drivers given warnings in 1 hour at village junction

PUBLISHED: 11:22 22 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:24 22 October 2020

Police issued words of advice to 28 drivers, after they failed to stop at a junction on Wilderness Lane, in Harleston. Photo: South Norfolk Police

Police issued words of advice to 28 drivers, after they failed to stop at a junction on Wilderness Lane, in Harleston. Photo: South Norfolk Police

South Norfolk Police

Nearly 30 drivers were given warnings within one hour after failing to stop at a junction in a town.

Police issued words of advice to 28 drivers, after they failed to stop at a junction on Wilderness Lane, in Harleston, on Wednesday, October 21.

South Norfolk Police tweeted: “STOP means STOP. In just over an hour of observing the junction on Wilderness Lane, Harleston, 28 drivers were stopped and issued words of advice, and this was just for traffic coming down Swan Lane! Make sure all 4 wheels come to a complete stop #pc353.”

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Jeremy Savage, South Norfolk district councillor for Harleston, said: “I haven’t had any personal experience at the junction but I do know there has been a problem.

“At the council meeting last night somebody complained that drivers were ignoring the signs. I think the police had been alerted and took action.”

Simon Marjoram, who lives near the junction in Harleston, commented on twitter: “I live on this corner and it’s scary the speed people sail through the stop sign. I’ve lost count of the number of accidents I’ve heard from my lounge over the past 25 years.

“It’s a dodgy junction that no one stops at. Every so often someone gets knocked off a bike or a car t-bones another car.

“It has been made significantly worse by the increased traffic that South Norfolk Council’s ludicrous covid road scheme now sends through it. I think they called it ‘traffic dispersal’.”


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