SIR - If we study the “International” specification of the 40 foot container, it will be seen that it is designed for transit by sea or by rail, but “not by road”.
This is to protect the public from its obvious dangers, but this does not seem to apply to the public of Sidmouth and other East Devon areas, for we see them almost daily, together with other “monsters” of this size on our roads which were intended for “horse and cart” traffic!
This begs the question “Who in Sidmouth, or elsewhere, has the authority to override international law in favour of local law?
Does anybody in Sidmouth care for the safety of its residents?
Harry Walkden (aged 91)
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