IT WORRIES me that the taxes I pay go to pay the salaries of people like Chief Inspector Gill Wooton, who, when faced with outrage from 1,000 motorists caught in the first few days of the installation of the A40 speed cameras, of whom the vast majority claim the signage was totally inadequate, can be quoted in your paper as saying this is 'unacceptable'.
You can add to Ms Wooton the various BCC employees who have, in various guises, given us the same rhetoric.
The fact is that the chances of 1,000 people driving past a speed camera at 50mph in a couple of days is pretty remote if the signage is clear that is 30mph - isn't it?
These people then feel so aggrieved as to want to form a pressure group!
Yet no one in BCC or Ms Wooton accepts they may be right. If I had 1,000 people baying at my door, I might at least be conciliatory.
Why has no one from BCC so far told us when all the warnings and 30mph were installed and where? Could the Bucks Advertiser ask them and report back to your readership?
It is fine to sit in one's sanctimonious ivory tower and trot out page one of the health and safety manual but I regret to inform both Ms Wooton and BCC that as we drive past 'it's 30 for a reason' on our way to our speed awareness courses we are all paying vast sums of money for (and that is before we pass the mobile speed cameras hidden further up the road just in case we dared to speed up a little having gone past the crossing) that the 'reason' might just have something to do with cash.
GEOFFREY BETTS Gerrards Cross