On 8 Nov 2012 at 3:20pm Southover Queen wrote:
If you're going to make an illegal right turn onto Phoenix Causeway from the Waitrose car park, don't try to do it right in front of the police car in the town-bound line of traffic.
On 8 Nov 2012 at 3:26pm Dave wrote:
Sounds like a good tip, I always have a good look first
On 8 Nov 2012 at 4:27pm Bumhug wrote:
And stick to the speed restrictions at Handcross Hill,regardless of whether it's 2am in the morning and there is nobody working on the roadworks,and no other cars about!!!
On 8 Nov 2012 at 4:38pm landporter wrote:
I wonder what the signage is like coming from Waitrose now. Im sure last time i looked, there was a few battered. algea covered no right turn signs.
On 8 Nov 2012 at 5:06pm Realist wrote:
As the Waitrose ramp is a private road, I understand that the No Right Turn notice may well be in enforceable. Who wants to try a test case?
On 8 Nov 2012 at 5:37pm stevied wrote:
I remember back in the day a popular police pastime was to park in the layby on Little East Street then shoot out to catch Safeway punters doing a right turn onto Phoenix Causeway. Couldn't do it now of course - by the time they'd got across two lanes of busy traffic the guilty driver would be well away!
On 9 Nov 2012 at 8:38am Pete wrote:
How about trying to behave yourselves !! Think safety guys....
On 9 Nov 2012 at 5:44pm not from around here wrote:
I also have tip for pedestrians - please, please don't cross the road in front of a car that is pulling out of a side road, you really do risk being hit if the car driver is looking to the right as they pull out.
This is common sense as pedestrian v car is never a good combination. This happened to me recently in Lewes where the road in front was clear, I looked to the right and went to pull-out from the side-road only to find a pedestrian right in front of my car in the middle of the road. If you need to cross the road while a car is negotiating a junction, then please cross behind the car or make sure the driver has seen you BEFORE walking out!
On 9 Nov 2012 at 6:03pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Just a reminder that if you are driving from a main road into a side road, pedestrians ALREADY crossing have the right of way. They should of course look to see if you are indicating to turn, before they cross, but if they ignore you and walk across you just have to grin and bear it.
On 9 Nov 2012 at 6:23pm not from around here wrote:
No I was talking about turning from a side road into a main road - but really, whoever has the 'right' to be where they are, the pedestrian WILL come off worse which is why I was mentioning it. I mean pedestrians have the right-of-way once they step onto a zebra crossing but you would have to be very foolish indeed to just step-out without looking. If you are on 2 legs don't step-out in front of a car on principle just because the highway code says you can - if the car driver has not seen you, it could be bad..
On 10 Nov 2012 at 12:20am Dave wrote:
Pete, please, please tell me you were joking
On 10 Nov 2012 at 4:11am mickyboy wrote:
its status may well be challenged. as a private road it should have been sign posted as such at its extremities, clearly marked across its width as to the start and finish of the public highway, and finaly must be closed off for a 24hr period once every year,none of this ever happens, yellow lines on a private road are decorative. marine parade is owned by brighton council it is private and can be closed without a road closure order, but all normal traffic laws can be enforced when it is not closed, when closed for instance no speed limit applies ideal for brightons famous speed trials. the waitrose roads legal position should be investigated but one things for sure all the time they claim its private any vehicles on it can no longer be clamped. the road is either private or unadopted andor public. maybe an enquiry with ESCC highways dept would through some light onthe subject meanwhile people have been doing right turns there since the road was built, and i suspect will do so for ever, stupid but it saves a turn around the block, as the advice was given, dont do it in front of a police car
On 10 Nov 2012 at 7:23am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I've never understood why right turns out of there are banned, tbh. You can see what's coming in both directions.
I wonder what proportion of traffic going up East Street and down Little East Street started out in Waitrose car park?
On 10 Nov 2012 at 7:43am Pete wrote:
Dave, not on this occasion I'm afraid. In some ways I agree with ACT, but surely the no right turn sign was put there for a reason? So in the meantime, perhaps we can all be grown up and follow the rules for once ?
On 10 Nov 2012 at 3:33pm Teacher wrote:
Another good tip is to make sure you can swim before diving into the river Ouse. Apparently you can drown.