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Neville Road / Western Road Death Trap

On 7 Sep 2010 at 11:36am Newmania wrote:
Why oh why oh why can we not have a mini roundabout on that impossible junction. My wife picks me up from the station and negotiates it with jolts and involuntary screams, my nerves are on shreds I tell you, I `m often in tears of terror by the time we get home.
OK two problems here , the junction and women drivers .Women will no doubt continue to set us interesting puzzles ( which side of the road was I trying to park next to ?) but that junction could easily be so much less dangerous . A mini roundabout , thats the answer .
On 7 Sep 2010 at 12:21pm Penguin wrote:
From the station, go up Station Street, then straight across into Fisher Street, turn left at Old Police Station, go over new mini roundabout, left up Prince Edwards road and up to Nevill Road that way. Much quicker than negotiating the High Street at busy times, and much easier/safer to pull out onto Nevill Road. Alternatively ask Jesus for guidance.
On 7 Sep 2010 at 3:18pm highjinx wrote:
goodness so it isn't just travellers you have it in for, women as well. That is a broad church you follow. Must be a real pleasure!
On 7 Sep 2010 at 3:37pm Death Trap Driver wrote:
Neville Road / Western Road junction is a set of traffic lights?? And that's difficult?!
On 7 Sep 2010 at 3:57pm Penguin wrote:
Think he is talking about Spital Road/Nevill Road
On 7 Sep 2010 at 4:20pm Rookie wrote:
It does need some kind of better control. As it happens I was nearly taken out at that junction just last night. I was on my scooter coming from Nevill direction and indicating left to go down Spital Road. A woman, with kids in the car, was coming out of DeMontfort Road and obviously thought I was going to turn into it as she looked at me and then pulled straight out in front of me. Good job the brakes worked. If it had been wet I would never have stopped.
On 7 Sep 2010 at 4:23pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Along Southover and up The Hollow. The more difficult the better for him, he can claim god is keeping him safe in such adversity.
On 7 Sep 2010 at 9:29pm Boom! wrote:
If we are wishing for mini roundabouts can we have one at Earwig Corner first please?
On 7 Sep 2010 at 11:52pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Newmania - why don't you drive then ? I'm sure as a man you will incur higher insurance costs than your wife, but of course, you would be a better driver, non ?
On 7 Sep 2010 at 11:57pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
I've noticed some REALLY crap driving in Lewes recently. People in big cars who can't estimate the space on the road, people peering over steering wheels too high for them, people who don't give way to oncoming traffic, people who shoot over roundabouts, people who look then pull out anyway. I don't care if they kill themselves with their stupid driving but I do care if they kill other people. And frankly it's an equal split between men and women poor drivers although there's an awful lot of snooty looking old farts who seem to think it's beneath them to say thank you.

Sorry Rant over.
On 8 Sep 2010 at 12:52pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Like Penguin said, you're taking about the worst possible route I can think of to get there. There's basically no real need to ever use that junction if you know your way around properly and digging it up to build yet another mini roundabout just so your wife can pull out more easily would be a massive disruption to traffic there and a huge waste of money. Enen if you don't like going past the Elly you could always cut down Irelands Lane, along DeMontfort, down Leicester Road, left at the end then enjoy trying to pull out of the end of Prince Edwards Road.

Or you could get the bus home or walk, it's not really that far.
On 9 Sep 2010 at 7:53pm bevi wrote:
How long has that junction been there .... err quite a few years !!! Newmania - I suggest you walk home - and you know that women are better drivers and always will be !
On 10 Sep 2010 at 10:22am Slightly Cynical wrote:
There was an interesting report on the radio the other day about men/women drivers. Seems that men do, on average, have more accidents than women, so you could say from this that women are the better drivers. However, when the average miles driven per year are taken into account then the accidents per mile figure for men is far lower, so in that case men are the better drivers. Personally, like most things, I think we are all pretty much the same, and I agree 100% with Brixtonbelle.

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