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Question for local drivers?

On 11 Apr 2008 at 8:26am Taff wrote:
Can or can you not drive out of the lower end of Prince Edwards Road into the Offham Road? Whether to turn left or right.
On 11 Apr 2008 at 8:46am FA wrote:
No...it's a "no entry" just past the King henry's road turning
On 11 Apr 2008 at 2:26pm Taff wrote:
You are correct FA.
However you would be surprised just how many drivers are capable of ignoring the 2 'NO ENTRY' notices painted on the road, each at least a metre tall and the set of 'NO ENTRY' roadsigns to do so and quite frequently!
Whenever I see it done, I just wait for the crunch of bodywork being rearranged because almost everyone drives up the Offham Road at 40+ approaching this blind and albeit no exit junction.
On 11 Apr 2008 at 3:50pm FA wrote:
So....what's the answer taff ?
Personally, the whole junction, whether you go the correct or illegal way is a pain in the arse. It should be paved over at the bottom with bollards put in. This will stop people pulling out of the no entry and stop people turning right from the offham road on that very fast blind bend.
Someone will get killed there soo....especially as there seems to be an awful lot of people crossing the road to or from the Landport twittern
On 11 Apr 2008 at 4:33pm Andrew Richardson wrote:
Just a thought, but "very fast" and "blind bend" shouldn't really go together if you want to stay alive.
On 11 Apr 2008 at 4:41pm FA wrote:
Why are you telling us that ?....tell ESCC.
Just to remind you that they're currently cremating that poor lad Max Healey who was killed in that RTA on saturday night. My step daughters boyfriend is still seriously ill in hospital with injuries sustained in the crash
On 11 Apr 2008 at 4:52pm Andrew Richardson wrote:
I would have thought it was pretty obvious.
If it's a blind bend, then "very fast" is an inappropriate speed. If you can't stop in the distance you can see to be clear, you're asking for trouble, whether there's a turning after the bend or not. There could be *anything* around the corner (think broken down car, cyclist, horse, whatever). I don't see what ESCC have to do with that.
Assuming you're talking about the RTA on the A27, what happened there anyway? I hope your step daughter's boyfriend gets well soon.
On 11 Apr 2008 at 5:03pm FA wrote:
Yes mate...most of us are aware of the "blind bend" and "very fast" situation. I'd like to think that most of us on here don't speed up or down that section of road. Therefore i'm not sure what point your making....except the one we all know about (fast road, blind bend)
Yes it was the one on the A27. All the local papers and their appropriate websites have all the info. My stepdaughters BF (Connor) was pretty seriously hurt....both legs broken, arm broken plus head injuries. He's in good spirit though and i'm sure those nurses are more then enough to keep a young lad occupied whilst in hospital.
On 11 Apr 2008 at 5:10pm Andrew Richardson wrote:
My point was that blocking off turnings (and dumbing down roads generally) isn't really going to help if people are going to just dive into blind bends and hope that it's clear on the other side. Blocking off King Henry's road will not guarantee that bend to be safe as there could be anything on the other side of it whether there's a turning there or not. Maybe a sign saying "this is a blind bend - slow the f**k down" would have a better effect!
On 11 Apr 2008 at 5:22pm FA wrote:
I totally agree but we live in a world where most people want to get to their destination 10 minutes ago. Everyone moans about speed cameras and police speed "traps" so we just have to bow to all the do-gooders.
The blocking off of the bottom of Prince Edwards rd is to stop people going the wrong way into a "no entry" or from cutting across the road on the blind bend.
On 11 Apr 2008 at 7:19pm CBS member wrote:
All they have to do is make the road narrower with clear no entry signs and no one would go down there. its because the road is two carriageways wide it looks like a normal two way road.
On 11 Apr 2008 at 9:40pm madge wrote:
Are you being serious? Of course you cannot!!
On 11 Apr 2008 at 11:18pm Lewesianne wrote:
FA, you must be relieved that your step daughter wasn't in the car with her boyfriend. I hope he recovers quickly and comes to terms with the tragedy. He is lucky to be alive.
On 12 Apr 2008 at 4:47am FA wrote:
Thanks Lewesianne....he is a lucky lad although he's a lot more seriously injured than we first thought.
My step daughter was talking to the driver and the deceased only an hour before the crash....as you say, lucky it wasn't her in there.
On 14 Apr 2008 at 9:34am Taff wrote:
My answer FA? Many drivers probably cannot read! If they ignore the 1 metre high NO ENTRY notices then they are not going to consider the much smaller 30mph signd either.
I have heard many a skid, seen plenty of rubber left behind but somehow never have heard to many bodywork adjusting going on. Nothing short of miraculous I think. Even better that no one turning in to Prince Edwards Road from the Offham road has seemingly NEVER collided with another coming down.
I hope that this small discussion goes someway to being informative enough for people to at least look when they are there next.
On 15 Apr 2008 at 9:27pm Lewesianne wrote:
I saw the tributes on the roadside - as well as very sobering, it is heartwarming to see all the messages, cards, flowers, photos and most of all, the unopened beer cans. He was obviously a very popular lad and loved life with his friends.
On 16 Apr 2008 at 2:13pm Taff wrote:
The answer FA is very simple. All it takes is that drivers do not exit though the bottom of Prince Edwards Road and that everyone stays to 30mph max on the Offham Road. Does it need any more than that really. Or am I being extremely naive to expect road users to be responsible for their actions!

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