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On the warpath
« 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.........

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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #1 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.........

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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.
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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #2 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  ::)
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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #4 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:
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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #5 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:
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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #6 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:

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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #7 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:

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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #8 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:
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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #9 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:



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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 04:11:01 PM »
Hire a costume, you say?  rubschin:
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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2018, 04:12:11 PM »
Hire a costume, you say?  rubschin:

Nah, just come as you are...


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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #12 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:

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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2018, 04:22:31 PM »
Hire a costume, you say?  rubschin:

Nah, just come as you are...



[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!!
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Re: On the warpath
« Reply #14 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:

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