Last Thursday, I was travelling east in Station Road and having just passed the fire station, we were joined by an ambulance which suddenly turned on flashing lights and siren.

All cars responded by pulling over to allow the ambulance to pass.

The problem was that the vehicles had no inkling that the driver of the ambulance wanted to turn left as no indicator could be seen for the flashing lights.

The ambulance now knew that he was not being overtaken so when he moved off the three cars behind could follow leaving the junction free.

If the driver had not followed his emergency procedure he would have saved time and not wasted it.

We all want to support the emergency services but they must help the public by on occasions operating with ‘more haste and less speed’.

Ronald Boucher

Silvercliffe Gardens