Proposed government cuts to the number of sleeping policemen have caused an outrage in the traffic calming community. Phillip Hammond has recently warned that all aspects of transport must bear their share of the burden, this also includes the number of sleeping policemen.
We spoke to SPC Rod Hump, current chair of the traffic calming alliance, about the proposed changes. “My members have been providing an invaluable service to the community for year, slowing down traffic on many busy streets without a word of complaint. We can no longer carry on like this and I’m telling my members that it’s time to stand up and face the music!”
A recent local protest in Islington where nine sleeping policemen staged a group ‘stand-up’ led to three members being killed and major injuries to the remainder. When asked about this the Mayor’s Transport Advisor, Kulveer Ranger, stated he was proud to see that local sleeping policemen in London were taking the cuts very seriously and members in Islington had already taken action to reduce their numbers.