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Wildwood entrance

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by gilesjuk, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. WildwoodPaul

    WildwoodPaul Well-Known Forumite

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    I rang Staffordshire County Council and was put through to their Highways department. The lady I spoke to had recieved a number of enquiries about what was going on with the junction.

    Apparently the lines have been put in place as part of a collision reduction scheme. With the thought being that if you want to turn right out of Wildwood Drive your vision can be impaired by vehicles coming down the in slip as well as traffic moving along Cannock Road. I did mention that according to the stats there had only been 1 collision recorded at the junction and all I was told was that they look at statistics over a 3 year period.

    She then told me that the out markings had been removed due to "numerous complaints" from local residents, but that the in markings would remain.

    Paul
     
  2. staffordjas

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    Problem now is that they haven't done a very good job of removing the white lines,so just looks as though the lines have faded!
     
  3. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Stone washed white lines, boot fit , 44 inch waist, 36 inch leg
     
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    change gives the illusion of progress.
     
  5. gilesjuk

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    But the people who avoid the cracks in paving stones will be freaked out.
     
  6. proactive

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    Finally received a response from the council over this, together with costs involved.

     
  7. Withnail

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    Sounds unnervingly reasonable to me.
     
  8. gilesjuk

    gilesjuk Well-Known Forumite

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    I've never seen any accidents there but have seen plenty at the traffic lights by the MOD. Yet they do sod all about that.
     
  9. henryscat

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    A lot of accidents never get reported.
     
  10. Withnail

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    How do you know?
     
  11. gilesjuk

    gilesjuk Well-Known Forumite

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    I said I'd never seen any. Not that none have been reported.

    It's usually when the clocks change and it gets darker. I saw two accidents in consecutive days at the traffic lights on Sandon road near the MOD. Yet I've never seen any at Wildwood despite going past there about 4 times a day.
     
  12. henryscat

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    You said "sod all" was done at a particular junction. Not all accidents are reported - which might be a factor, since acting on road safety issues largely relies on what stats are available.


    There are reported accidents as per previous postings, just because you see something doesn't mean it hasn't happened. That you have seen two accidents on consecutive days somewhere else doesn't make that junction more dangerous than one you haven't seen anything happen at.

    What proportion of the day does your passing Wildwood four times represent? About 30 seconds out of 24 hours? So for the most part you don't see what's happening.
     
  13. henryscat

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    Comparisons have been done between casualty figures from accidents reported to the police and road accident casualties treated at hospitals - and the two don't match!

    I suspect a lot of people don't bother reporting minor accidents in particular, but it is interesting that there are more serious accidents that obviously go unreported.
     
  14. gilesjuk

    gilesjuk Well-Known Forumite

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    Many of the peak times. Morning rush hour, 12pm, 1pm and then back home at 5.30.

    Peak times are when you are most likely to get an accident surely?
     

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