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Title: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on July 06, 2018, 12:07:20 PM
The "office" is situated on the corner of a side street and a main road. There is no right turn from the main road to the side street which has a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing. Almost all drivers completely disregard the No Right Turn signs and come sweeping round the corner and go through the crossing causing pedestrians (including me twice today) to jump out of the way.

I have started shouting at them and they look completely bewildered. Taxis are the worst offenders.

So today, I have contacted Highways, seveveral taxi firms, a crane hire company (see pic), the press, and the Police and Crime Commissioner and the local council member to get them to do something about it.

What makes this worse is that a college which occupies the "office" building is opening a new site soon which will mean that hundreds of kids will be using the crossing daily.

It's only a matter of time.........

Rant over  evil:
(https://s33.postimg.cc/wjqdqc2bf/IMG_0982.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wjqdqc2bf/)
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 06, 2018, 12:46:35 PM
The "office" is situated on the corner of a side street and a main road. There is no right turn from the main road to the side street which has a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing. Almost all drivers completely disregard the No Right Turn signs and come sweeping round the corner and go through the crossing causing pedestrians (including me twice today) to jump out of the way.

I have started shouting at them and they look completely bewildered. Taxis are the words offenders.

So today, I have contacted Highways, seveveral taxi firms, a crane hire company (see pic), the press, and the Police and Crime Commissioner and the local council member to get them to do something about it.

What makes this worse is that a college which occupies the "office" building is opening a new site soon which will mean that hundreds of kids will be using the crossing daily.

It's only a matter of time.........

Rant over  evil:
(https://s33.postimg.cc/wjqdqc2bf/IMG_0982.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/wjqdqc2bf/)

Sorry but I have to ask, what's a words offender? Are they some kind of apostraphe anarchist?  rubschin:

In all honesty if you want to get something done about it you have to appeal to the 'better' nature of the local authority, suggest that as this is being abused rampantly that they could make a decent addition to their budget by having someone on site and then stopping and fining the hell out of anyone who ignores the sign.
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on July 06, 2018, 12:58:44 PM
Corrected  redface:

I am not the only one who is angry about this. Apparently the Carncil promised to do something about it. In 2011  ::)
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on July 06, 2018, 01:05:18 PM
Corrected  redface:

I am not the only one who is angry about this. Apparently the Carncil promised to do something about it. In 2011  ::)
So this time they will promise "lessons will be learnt"

Maybe tell them if a kid dies the relevant official will be up for manslaughter by gross negligence.
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Barman on July 06, 2018, 01:22:05 PM
From the picture it looks more like you are on the... footpath! happy001

I'm here all week!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 06, 2018, 01:23:03 PM
From the picture it looks more like you are on the... footpath! happy001

I'm here all week! :thumbsup:

Roll on Monday...  whistle:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Barman on July 06, 2018, 01:34:17 PM
From the picture it looks more like you are on the... footpath! happy001

I'm here all week! :thumbsup:

Roll on Monday...  whistle:

 evil:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on July 06, 2018, 01:37:29 PM
From the picture it looks more like you are on the... footpath! happy001

I'm here all week! :thumbsup:

Roll on Monday...  whistle:

 evil:
Could be a deodorant name?
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on July 06, 2018, 04:04:16 PM
Right, I have many allies and we are planning a big protest including a never-ending recreation of the Abbey Road Cover  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Barman on July 06, 2018, 04:07:35 PM
Right, I have many allies and we are planning a big protest including a never-ending recreation of the Abbey Road Cover  :thumbsup:


(https://s22.postimg.cc/u4vwjxdp9/9c578491-63ff-460a-8009-7d376c5b7ba5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u4vwjxdp9/)
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on July 06, 2018, 04:11:01 PM
Hire a costume, you say?  rubschin:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Barman on July 06, 2018, 04:12:11 PM
Hire a costume, you say?  rubschin:

Nah, just come as you are...

(https://s22.postimg.cc/q9sih6f25/9725724_The_Zimmers-_Abbey.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q9sih6f25/)
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Uncle Mort on July 06, 2018, 04:20:15 PM
Right, I have many allies and we are planning a big protest including a never-ending recreation of the Abbey Road Cover  :thumbsup:

Perhaps you could lure Sir Paul with offer of some hobnobs.  rubschin:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on July 06, 2018, 04:22:31 PM
Hire a costume, you say?  rubschin:

Nah, just come as you are...

(https://s22.postimg.cc/q9sih6f25/9725724_The_Zimmers-_Abbey.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/q9sih6f25/)

[serious] The crossing used to have an audible message for blind people saying it was safe to cross. When they realised the problem they turned the audible message OFF so as not to mislead blind people into thinking it was safe to cross. You couldn't make it up!!
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Barman on July 06, 2018, 04:26:06 PM
Right, I have many allies and we are planning a big protest including a never-ending recreation of the Abbey Road Cover  :thumbsup:

Perhaps you could lure Sir Paul with offer of some hobnobs.  rubschin:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on July 06, 2018, 04:58:19 PM
Right, I have many allies and we are planning a big protest including a never-ending recreation of the Abbey Road Cover  :thumbsup:


(https://s22.postimg.cc/u4vwjxdp9/9c578491-63ff-460a-8009-7d376c5b7ba5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u4vwjxdp9/)
lol: lol: lol:


Why not just stand there and photograph every illegally turning vehicle?  Or accidentally tip a bucket of paint over a car when you have to jump to avoid its illegal turn

But volunteering to have a truck leave you as a red stripe amongst the black and white ones?   noooo:

Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on July 17, 2018, 05:06:42 PM
Top tip

Do NOT photograph a number plate if the driver (and his pal) are big, tattooed, hairy-arsed apes.

I had to run away   scared2:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 17, 2018, 05:14:20 PM
Top tip

Do NOT photograph a number plate if the driver (and his pal) are big, tattooed, hairy-arsed apes.

I had to run away   scared2:

So in other words common sense to the rest of us...  whistle:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on July 17, 2018, 05:16:13 PM
 redface:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 17, 2018, 05:34:40 PM
redface:

Why do I have an image of you walking up to them in their car and shouting "Say CHEESE......"  noooo:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on July 17, 2018, 05:35:36 PM
 cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on August 17, 2018, 12:01:22 PM
https://www.facebook.com/NottsTV/videos/2179585272271090/?t=158 (https://www.facebook.com/NottsTV/videos/2179585272271090/?t=158)

Got my MP involved now  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on August 17, 2018, 12:44:25 PM
https://www.facebook.com/NottsTV/videos/2179585272271090/?t=158 (https://www.facebook.com/NottsTV/videos/2179585272271090/?t=158)

Got my MP involved now  eveilgrin:
:thumbsup:

So as I understand it the council won't do anything about it as they say it's a police matter unless the government changes its powers (and the government is a little busy right now and next week, month or decade doesn't look good either) and the police say because the government won't give them enough funds they have an excuse not to do anything that doesn't endanger cops in cars

And they wonder why people take direct action
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on August 17, 2018, 02:30:48 PM
Some of us are standing in the road now and stopping cars while kids cross. The drivers are invariably abusive  noooo:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on August 17, 2018, 03:20:06 PM
Some of us are standing in the road now and stopping cars while kids cross. The drivers are invariably abusive  noooo:
What stops the council putting in some BIG repeater red lights so it's bleeding obvious to the cars?
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on August 17, 2018, 03:27:40 PM
Trying to call useless Road Safety now!!! "We will respond within 10 working days" We are at Day 11  evil:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on August 17, 2018, 03:31:58 PM
How about taking photos of the offenders and sending them to the police?  A decent camera in burst mode and they have all the evidence they need 
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on August 17, 2018, 03:35:08 PM
Lee and I are building a Wall of Shame. We have over 600 pics from the last month!
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on August 17, 2018, 03:38:46 PM
Lee and I are building a Wall of Shame. We have over 600 pics from the last month!
:thumbsup:

But will it be seen by those the offenders care about?  Get them points on their licences and if the police won't do anything with cast iron evidence put them on your wall of shame instead - and ask them about their liability insurance, misconduct in public office and other interesting subjects.
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on August 17, 2018, 03:41:04 PM
That is part of the plan. The H&S guy on the video got bollocked by his employer for "deterring student enrolment" (Kerching). I suggested that dead kids would be more of a deterrent  ::)
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on August 18, 2018, 10:40:29 AM
That is part of the plan. The H&S guy on the video got bollocked by his employer for "deterring student enrolment" (Kerching). I suggested that dead kids would be more of a deterrent  ::)
You and I might want that to be true but I suspect it's not
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on August 20, 2018, 11:57:24 AM
I contacted Road Safety at the council to ask what they were doing about this problem. I was promised a reply within 10 working days, but reply came there none. I contacted them earlier and asked where my reply was. I have just had the following:

"Scott, this guy is being really persistent, what sort of tale can we concoct that would get him off our backs?"

I have replied, pointing out that I am not Scott  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on August 20, 2018, 12:58:22 PM
I contacted Road Safety at the council to ask what they were doing about this problem. I was promised a reply within 10 working days, but reply came there none. I contacted them earlier and asked where my reply was. I have just had the following:

"Scott, this guy is being really persistent, what sort of tale can we concoct that would get him off our backs?"

I have replied, pointing out that I am not Scott  eveilgrin:
Was that voice or email?

The latter being admissible in a civil trial for damages
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 20, 2018, 12:58:47 PM
Have you made a formal complaint - do so and escalate it to the next stage when the response comes back if they have suggested they have responded appropriately.

Also work out how much extra income this could be for the clown school / gubberment  - approx  illegal right turn daily x 365 x x fine
that should make them sit up and pay attention sadly  noooo:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on August 20, 2018, 01:06:26 PM
It was an e mail and they claim that it is the police's job to enforce the no Right Turn  noooo:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on August 20, 2018, 02:15:22 PM
It was an e mail and they claim that it is the police's job to enforce the no Right Turn  noooo:
noooo:

silly bunts
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Nick on August 22, 2018, 08:55:07 AM
Jut had an apology from the Head of Road Safety. His name is Scott Talbot-Hartshorn!

I have congratulated him on his Dickensian name. angel1

I have also asked him another question which he must answer within 10 working days..... whistle:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Barman on August 22, 2018, 10:31:04 AM
Jut had an apology from the Head of Road Safety. His name is Scott Talbot-Hartshorn!

I have congratulated him on his Dickensian name. angel1

I have also asked him another question which he must answer within 10 working days..... whistle:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on August 22, 2018, 02:18:18 PM
Jut had an apology from the Head of Road Safety. His name is Scott Talbot-Hartshorn!

I have congratulated him on his Dickensian name. angel1

I have also asked him another question which he must answer within 10 working days..... whistle:

 :thumbsup:
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 23, 2018, 09:50:41 PM
Jut had an apology from the Head of Road Safety. His name is Scott Talbot-Hartshorn!

I have congratulated him on his Dickensian name. angel1

I have also asked him another question which he must answer within 10 working days..... whistle:

 :thumbsup:
You are missing a trick, just ask a new, different question every day for 10 days. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Just One More on September 24, 2018, 08:52:48 AM
From the picture it looks more like you are on the... footpath! happy001

I'm here all week!  :thumbsup:

Footway! (sorry to have kept you waiting)  ;)
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Just One More on September 24, 2018, 08:57:50 AM
Get on to the medja Nick

Strange how after this appeared in the press the poorly signed junction was altered within 24 hours  noooo: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-45388249 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-45388249)

However, we had to point out to them that they had put a "No Right Turn" sign up instead of a "No Left Turn" sign making it potentially far more dangerous than it was before   Banghead  Banghead  Banghead
Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Steve on September 24, 2018, 09:10:16 AM
Get on to the medja Nick

Strange how after this appeared in the press the poorly signed junction was altered within 24 hours  noooo: 

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-45388249[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-45388249[/url])

However, we had to point out to them that they had put a "No Right Turn" sign up instead of a "No Left Turn" sign making it potentially far more dangerous than it was before   Banghead  Banghead  Banghead

doublefacepalm

Title: Re: On the warpath
Post by: Barman on September 24, 2018, 09:43:03 AM
From the picture it looks more like you are on the... footpath! happy001

I'm here all week!  :thumbsup:

Footway! (sorry to have kept you waiting)  ;)

 lol: lol: lol: