Police officers, firefighters and paramedics will take part in a community safety event this weekend in Chingford

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Car crashes and serious accidents will be staged at an event to promote safety this weekend.

Police officers, firefighters and paramedics will join together to educate young people about the dangers on the road and the importance of being alert.

Officers from Waltham Forest will also be providing fitness sessions around shield runs and showing how the automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system works.

LAS crews will be attending with an ambulance and will give a talk on injuries from car accidents.

The event will take place on Saturday from 9am until 9pm at Gilwell Park in Bury Road, Chingford.

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2:11pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Go42 says...

Still trying to see the link between shield runs, a new term to me, and ANPR? Perhaps it means criminals sprinting away from Police stops?
Still trying to see the link between shield runs, a new term to me, and ANPR? Perhaps it means criminals sprinting away from Police stops? Go42
  • Score: -9

2:46pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Perhaps it would be better for these officers to stand around the Bakers Arms and catch people blatantly driving the wrong way down Poplars Road and overtaking on the wrong side of the road to cut down side streets in traffic and other traffic hot spots than to play gimmicks with events like this.
Perhaps it would be better for these officers to stand around the Bakers Arms and catch people blatantly driving the wrong way down Poplars Road and overtaking on the wrong side of the road to cut down side streets in traffic and other traffic hot spots than to play gimmicks with events like this. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

5:17pm Thu 10 Jul 14

timplum says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Perhaps it would be better for these officers to stand around the Bakers Arms and catch people blatantly driving the wrong way down Poplars Road and overtaking on the wrong side of the road to cut down side streets in traffic and other traffic hot spots than to play gimmicks with events like this.
The turn from Leytonstone High Road into Harvey Road and that on the Lea Bridge Road heading north before Orient Way are two more examples of this dangerous turning right behaviour, even in some cases in the first one of actually driving on the wrong side through a pedestrian crossing. A good argument for fixed cameras in these instances in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Perhaps it would be better for these officers to stand around the Bakers Arms and catch people blatantly driving the wrong way down Poplars Road and overtaking on the wrong side of the road to cut down side streets in traffic and other traffic hot spots than to play gimmicks with events like this.[/p][/quote]The turn from Leytonstone High Road into Harvey Road and that on the Lea Bridge Road heading north before Orient Way are two more examples of this dangerous turning right behaviour, even in some cases in the first one of actually driving on the wrong side through a pedestrian crossing. A good argument for fixed cameras in these instances in my opinion. timplum
  • Score: 1

5:32pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

timplum wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Perhaps it would be better for these officers to stand around the Bakers Arms and catch people blatantly driving the wrong way down Poplars Road and overtaking on the wrong side of the road to cut down side streets in traffic and other traffic hot spots than to play gimmicks with events like this.
The turn from Leytonstone High Road into Harvey Road and that on the Lea Bridge Road heading north before Orient Way are two more examples of this dangerous turning right behaviour, even in some cases in the first one of actually driving on the wrong side through a pedestrian crossing. A good argument for fixed cameras in these instances in my opinion.
Yes, recipe for a head on or more worryingly a collision with a pedestrian.

There are more dangerous junctions where queue jumping is a daily event and highly dangerous.
[quote][p][bold]timplum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Perhaps it would be better for these officers to stand around the Bakers Arms and catch people blatantly driving the wrong way down Poplars Road and overtaking on the wrong side of the road to cut down side streets in traffic and other traffic hot spots than to play gimmicks with events like this.[/p][/quote]The turn from Leytonstone High Road into Harvey Road and that on the Lea Bridge Road heading north before Orient Way are two more examples of this dangerous turning right behaviour, even in some cases in the first one of actually driving on the wrong side through a pedestrian crossing. A good argument for fixed cameras in these instances in my opinion.[/p][/quote]Yes, recipe for a head on or more worryingly a collision with a pedestrian. There are more dangerous junctions where queue jumping is a daily event and highly dangerous. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -1

9:51am Fri 11 Jul 14

tjm01 says...

Anything that promotes safer driving/roads is O.K by me
Anything that promotes safer driving/roads is O.K by me tjm01
  • Score: 1
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