Motorists Are We Becoming Pedestrian Unfriendly?
Chipperfield was a place where people could walk and ride safely long before the motor vehicle was invented and it must be kept so today. After all, we are all pedestrians when we get out of our cars. Many of us have children or we are not as nimble on our feet as we perhaps once were, so careful, considerate driving down narrow lanes is essential.
Chipperfield has several narrow lanes, some single track, which add to the charm and amenities of the village. They are used by walkers, dog walkers, parents and grandparents taking the children for a walk, cyclists and horse riders. We must not drive down these lanes assuming all is clear round the bend or expecting people to jump out of the way. It is common sense and courtesy to slow down when sharing the road with pedestrians, cyclists, children and horse riders. Most people know this and put it into practice but unfortunately many appear not to care or have forgotten, and it only takes one for a nasty accident to occur.
Scatterdells Lane is the longest cul de sac in Hertfordshire and single track for most of its length. Unless drivers are sensible we have an accident waiting to happen.