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On 11 Jun 2012 at 3:48pm i hate taxis wrote:
You would'nt be one of those so called (and i use the term loosely)taxi drivers???who park like 90 yr old ladies and pull off without looking,no indicators ect,ect.Get a life
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 4:03pm Shabby cabby wrote:
Or use the front of the station as their private road/parking/turning area. They block the road and don't give a toss about other road users. I think most of them need to read the highway code.
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 5:08pm i hate taxis wrote:
well put shab
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 6:07pm bus driver wrote:
It is a taxi rank in front of the station, they are allowed to park there , you are not.....
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 6:12pm Shabby cabby wrote:
Well that's not quite right is it bus driver. Yes, there are a few taxi rank spaces. Maybe the taxis should stick to them and not the entire road from the roundabout to the Lansdown like they do.
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 6:28pm Southover Queen wrote:
The issue isn't really when they're parked though, it's when they're moving around. I'm amazed that a pedestrian hasn't been quite seriously injured at the station. You never know which direction a car might come from, including reversing and turning at the same time with barely a glance. There are no road markings in the layby area at the front, so in effect it's a very wide piece of road, and someone crossing to the shop or the ATM takes their life in their hands. Once you've got the kid from Priory pouring out it's total anarchy. I would really like to see a crossing point somewhere along there.
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 6:56pm Motorist wrote:
They do seem to think that the road outside the station is their priority turning circle. Dangerous f*****s
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 7:38pm Harold wrote:
Yes it is very dangerous there and it really does need sorting out, why dont you use the main route from the lansdown to southover high st via southover road rather than the one past the station.
Most taxi drivers would like to see a 10mph speed zone at the station, at least four crossings and all non taxi/bus/handicap pickup /drop offs done in the station carpark, also a one way system for that carpark ie down the ramp and out via pinwell lane,Unless the town push for this sort of idea ,It will not happen because the railway own the land and they wont spend the money.
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 7:50pm Harold wrote:
I revise my comments above, the route in question above, I`m sure was once the B2193, but according to Google maps, the main road does indeed pass in front of Lewes station Only HGV traffic above 6T or busses above 11T need to go via Southover road.This only inforces the need for something to be done.
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 8:06pm Long haired barber wrote:
All it needs (and the cheapest way) is a police officer to spend a day there and nick each cab driver as he makes a dangerous manoeuvre. It'll cover his/her costs easy and maybe make the cab drivers smarten up their driving skills. (or lack of)
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 8:17pm PC plod wrote:
Evening All, Yes and I could book all those who park on the ranks and bus stops,double lines too, And Im sure then Southern Rail could inforce their parking too and stop people parking and using the shops there.
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 8:26pm i hate taxis wrote:
Wow,i thougt it was just myself that had a gripe about how cack those alleged "taxi drivers"are.don't know why they can't wait in pinwell car park.
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 8:28pm DD wrote:
Lets shoot them.
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 8:40pm i hate taxis wrote:
Or see if they can pass a test again !!!!
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 8:42pm handgun harry wrote:
Yes, lets shoot all the other ppl trying to do service for arseh*les in this town
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 8:47pm Now thats strange wrote:
They already have to pass an advanced driving test and a hackney knowledge test, a police check and are crb checked as well, so I would rather let my children in their cars than some of you lot , perhaps it not always them driving badly
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 9:04pm Mr nice wrote:
In all, there are some very nasty people out there. Whether you like taxis or not, they provide a service to the town. The main problem does seem to be the highway problems at the station rather than the users of the area, I hope it can become much safer for all users , very soon
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On 11 Jun 2012 at 10:22pm Take me home wrote:
Pass an advanced driving test?? I got taken home by the old boy with grey hair and glasses the other night. I doubt he could pass wind without hitting the kerb! I wouldn't want him taking me on a motorway, that's for sure.
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On 12 Jun 2012 at 12:33am IMEYOU wrote:
"Take me home" If you were that worried about your safety, why did you not ask him to stop and then walk the rest of the way ? . Cabbies by nature are aggressive drivers, if they weren't they would not get any where promptly, they have a lot more road experience than your average 9 - 5 office/school drivers and see so much bad, stupid and dangerous driving on the road, it would make the reality traffic police videos seem tame !
 
 
On 12 Jun 2012 at 6:52am jo wrote:
its al bullsh== by the sound of it
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On 12 Jun 2012 at 7:20am Drives wrote:
If its the old boy im thinking of , He was praised by his passengers for avoiding an accident outside the Chalkpit where a lad hit the wall and was sideways across the road right on the bend late at night,his quick thinking and driving skills, they thought,saved their lives.Never judge a book by its cover.
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On 12 Jun 2012 at 7:52am Read all about it wrote:
I heard about that too, it was some dumb kid that works/worked in Homebase.
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On 12 Jun 2012 at 8:29am Pete wrote:
Whoa, let's all calm down. Admittedly we could do with re-painting the lines outside the station, however, we're humans for heavens sake, deal with it and help each other - 10 mph speed limit is a good idea as well.
 
 
On 12 Jun 2012 at 8:51am Welly wrote:
The taxi drivers of Lewes are saints compared to the driver that took me to Istanbul airport at the end of my hols a couple of weeks ago. I videoed the last 10 mins because I thought the end was nigh! You need the sound up for the female verbal graphics lol.

Watch the video »
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On 12 Jun 2012 at 9:03am Driving Instructor wrote:
My partner is a driving instructor - he had to pass an advanced test to be able to teach people to drive. He is always commenting on the dangerous maneuvers/shoddy driving he sees by the taxi drivers. So yes taxi drivers may have to do a harder test than normal people - but just as most drivers wouldn't be able to pass a regular driving test a few years after they pass - taxi drivers wouldn't either
 
 
On 12 Jun 2012 at 9:16am TDA wrote:
Jeez, that was scary. Nutter!
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On 12 Jun 2012 at 10:04am Deelite wrote:
Why can't the taxi drivers use the Priory Street/Mountfield Road roundabout for turning round instead of the road outside the station? It's not far away.

I agree with the previous comments about exiting the Station car park. I park in Pinwell and exiting onto Station Street is quite frightening. Not infrequently I just have to pull out into the Southover Road/Station Road junction and hope for the best. Getting entangled with someone attempting to enter the Pinwell Road as I'm leaving it is always entertaining too.

Has anyone else noticed how quickly Station Road is subsiding over the north east end of the station car park?
 
 
On 12 Jun 2012 at 6:00pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I believe there was some sort of dispute between the county council and Network Rail or whatever they're called now as to who is responsible for the bridge.
Perhaps the subsidence hasn't been addressed because they still haven't resolved this.
The parking outside the station is very handy when calling at the sandwich stop opposite. I'd hate to see it lost to taxis.
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On 12 Jun 2012 at 6:38pm B&B landlady wrote:
Well I for one thank the County Cabs driver who drove my guests to the next stage of their walk along the South Downs Way. They dropped their phone in his vehicle and he dropped it off back with me; they will by now be reunited. That's really good service.
 
 
On 12 Jun 2012 at 9:16pm Awesome Wells wrote:
I don't think there is any dispute re ownership of Station Road - it is owned by Network Rail.
 
 
On 12 Jun 2012 at 9:19pm Harold wrote:
you will find most cabbies will do that for you because it is an offence for them not to return lost items to the owner or the police station with in 48 hours.
the interesting bit is that when the item is claimed they should be paid 5 pence in the pound of its value as a reward or the fare if its bought back to you in person to a max of five pounds to cover the costs. I must say I have never heard of this being charged, but I expect some may have .
I once heard of a guy who lost his passport in a taxi and was so rude to the driver that the driver took it to the police station rather than back to him , and guess what, its hard to get back to lewes and back to gatwick when your plane is due .
 
 
On 12 Jun 2012 at 9:22pm Harold wrote:
Now I once heard that one side of the road belongs to the railway and the other(shop side)to the council, but I`m sure the traffic wardens would be out if it was.
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On 14 Jun 2012 at 5:59pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Any sensible driver would approach the station area very cautiously, despite it being a 30 limit. It is effectively a car park. And any sensible pedestrian would cross the road outside of this area.


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