Brunstrom considering blanket 40mph limit throughout Snowdonia

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North Wales chief constable Richard Brunstrom is considering a blanket 40mph speed limit throughout Snowdonia National Park, he says in his online blog.

Richard Brunstrom blames the ‘all-pervading and incessant high-pitched whine of the motorbikes’ for ‘substantially spoiling the ambient grandeur’ and says a blanket new lower limit may fix the problem.

The blog entry says: ‘Perhaps a 40mph speed limit throughout the entire Park would resolve the engine noise issue - and a general slowing down of all traffic might be a further end in itself… I’m going to consider this some more.’

Brunstrom also says bike engine noise is ‘Quite remarkably intrusive’ and ‘enough to really irritate.’

Richard Brunstrom has a history of using his blog to attack motorcyclists. Last year he said: ‘Anyone who ventures onto the roads of the UK will be aware of the quite dreadful driving exhibited by so many motorcyclists.’

He is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for using images of a decapitated motorcyclist to launch a road safety campaign without asking the dead riders’ family. He faces possible dismissal depending on the outcome, which is due within weeks.

See his blog entry in full here: http://www.north-wales.police.uk/en/blogs/viewblog.asp?UID=1&CID=227
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Steve Farrell

By Steve Farrell