Letter of the week: What a kerfuffle over the Scotch Estate speed camera

Thousands of motorists have been caught speeding in Edinburgh Road, on the Scotch Estate, Jarrow.
Thousands of motorists have been caught speeding in Edinburgh Road, on the Scotch Estate, Jarrow.

What a kerfuffle over a bus only lane on Edinburgh Road, Jarrow, and the £210,000 handed out in fines to speeding motorists.

This follows the introduction of a speed camera earlier this year.
In days of old, when knights were bold and a bus only lane on Edinburgh Road hadn’t been implemented, motorists could escape from the Scotch Estate (without being fined) and drive away contented!

Ken Johnson,

South Shields.