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Prison Crossroads

On 12 Sep 2018 at 8:27am Border Control wrote:
On leaving Lewes has the No Right turn sign been removed? I couldn't see it recently. but have noticed more cars than usual turning right now. Thus holding up the traffic going straight on or turning left. There are no road markings to turn right, so the less confident or incapable drivers don't seem to position themselves in the right place,
On 12 Sep 2018 at 10:40am Reassuringly expensive wrote:
What are you babbling on about? You can leave Lewes from any of the three other roads.
On 12 Sep 2018 at 12:16pm Right turn Clyde wrote:
Yes I'm sure the imaginary 'No right turn' sign was removed by the Pixies during the night.
On 12 Sep 2018 at 1:29pm Only Lefties allowed wrote:
in Lewes
On 12 Sep 2018 at 3:58pm Weirdo wrote:
There's never been a no right turn sign there, at least not for the 39 years I've been in Lewes. It is annoying when people turn right there though, just as it's annoying when people turn right coming into Lewes to go down Winterbourne Hollow, rather than just nipping through the estate. One badly positioned Chelsea Tractor can mean nobody gets into Lewes for an entire cycle of the lights.
On 12 Sep 2018 at 4:37pm Motorist wrote:
I have taken to turning right from Western Road into Nevill Road at the prison crossroads recently. Because to use the preferred route of forking right into Spital Road often culminates in being unable to exit due to an inconsiderate driver in the queue for Prison X roads not leaving a gap.
Or, a large van or truck to the left obscures the visibility; making it dangerous to exit. We need an extended box junction marking in Nevill road across the exit from Spital Road.
On 12 Sep 2018 at 5:38pm frustrated motorist wrote:
Motorist - absolutely agree. this was discussed years ago and nothing as happened. I avoid the Spital Road junction like the plague; it is plain dangerous.
On 12 Sep 2018 at 6:42pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Your solution is a good one, Motorist, and an improvement on the one I am sometimes fantasise about, namely hauling the offending driver out of their car and bludgeoning them to death.
I love the way that drivers blocking people wanting to exit Spital Road look straight ahead and won't risk making eye contact with the driver.
On 13 Sep 2018 at 10:30am Nevillman wrote:
If driving down nevill road to turn right at the prison it is frustrating if someone stops to let cars out of spital road when the light is still green as it means that everyone behind will miss the green light and delays along nevill road can be long. The keep clear markings on nevill road are in the wrong place to allow traffic out of spital road when the traffic is stationery so I agree something should be done about that.
On 13 Sep 2018 at 1:17pm Tufty wrote:
A yellow box junction, combined with a Traffic Camera to identify registration plates of those who block the access of traffic turning right out of Spital Road.
Fines in the post, coupled with photographic evidence soon remedy driving habits.
On 13 Sep 2018 at 6:33pm Cynic wrote:
Why not go a step further and have compulsory thumbscrews for everyone making minor driving errors such as those mentioned above? After a few offences the offender won't be able to drive any more. No more problem!
On 14 Sep 2018 at 3:42am Road user wrote:
Motorist, completely agree, but then agree with all the satire that follows, because people in their cars are always looking for the main chance. It takes constant vigilance and commitment to good nature to be considerate, consistently, on the road. Very few manage it, just as very few live a life consistent with their political or environmental beliefs. But we should all keep trying. Meanwhile, safest to turn right at the prison, it won’t change, they see a green light 75m ahead and consideration is only for their self-serving goal (turns out to be a yard of tarmac, lost already at the roundabout)....
On 14 Sep 2018 at 7:46pm Motorist@ wrote:
@Nevillman. Drivers should be more observant. If the Prison lights are geen, keep going and do not let anyone out. If the lights go yellow- then you will not get through, so anticipate leaving a gap. Yes, the "keep clear" should be across both Spital and DeMontfort exits.
The same logic should apply approaching the Bottleneck. Don't stop to let traffic out of Antioch Street unless you have a yellow/red light ahead.
On 15 Sep 2018 at 8:09am the crossroads of life wrote:
Spot on observations ............but how to educate the public. For bad driving spend a day in Eastbourne or Bexhill.

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