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10:48am Tue 6 May 14

Mervyn James says...

The full moon is nearer crosskeys than Ynysddu and Wattsville.
The full moon is nearer crosskeys than Ynysddu and Wattsville. Mervyn James
  • Score: -7

10:58am Tue 6 May 14

emmadavies says...

This road has been a problem for a long time. As a resident of Pontgam Terrace it's awful having to witness people crashing regularly. We have been asking the Council for years to do something to improve the safety of this road but they wont aknowledge the fact that there is an issue. Hopefully the two people involved will make a full recovery.

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This road has been a problem for a long time. As a resident of Pontgam Terrace it's awful having to witness people crashing regularly. We have been asking the Council for years to do something to improve the safety of this road but they wont aknowledge the fact that there is an issue. Hopefully the two people involved will make a full recovery. http://www.southwale sargus.co.uk/news/92 58590.Action_demande d_on_Ynysddu____dang er_road___/ emmadavies
  • Score: 3

3:14pm Tue 6 May 14

stvjon41 says...

Why should the council do something? The road itself isn't dangerous, the idiots that crash are the dangerous ones.

There is ample signage and warnings for the average joe, so what else should the council do? I dont mean to sound harsh (i hope the people who had the crash are fine), but if you have an accident on this road, the only person to blame is yourself.
Why should the council do something? The road itself isn't dangerous, the idiots that crash are the dangerous ones. There is ample signage and warnings for the average joe, so what else should the council do? I dont mean to sound harsh (i hope the people who had the crash are fine), but if you have an accident on this road, the only person to blame is yourself. stvjon41
  • Score: 2

3:34pm Tue 6 May 14

jerymp says...

stvjon41 wrote:
Why should the council do something? The road itself isn't dangerous, the idiots that crash are the dangerous ones.

There is ample signage and warnings for the average joe, so what else should the council do? I dont mean to sound harsh (i hope the people who had the crash are fine), but if you have an accident on this road, the only person to blame is yourself.
Yes,I agree, I`ve been driving for 55 years and had my share of bumps, shunts and miscalculations on my part and by others but it has never been the fault of the road.
[quote][p][bold]stvjon41[/bold] wrote: Why should the council do something? The road itself isn't dangerous, the idiots that crash are the dangerous ones. There is ample signage and warnings for the average joe, so what else should the council do? I dont mean to sound harsh (i hope the people who had the crash are fine), but if you have an accident on this road, the only person to blame is yourself.[/p][/quote]Yes,I agree, I`ve been driving for 55 years and had my share of bumps, shunts and miscalculations on my part and by others but it has never been the fault of the road. jerymp
  • Score: 5

3:43pm Tue 6 May 14

jerymp says...

stvjon41 wrote:
Why should the council do something? The road itself isn't dangerous, the idiots that crash are the dangerous ones.

There is ample signage and warnings for the average joe, so what else should the council do? I dont mean to sound harsh (i hope the people who had the crash are fine), but if you have an accident on this road, the only person to blame is yourself.
Yes, I agree. I have been driving for 55 years and had my share of bumps, shunts and miscalculations on my own part and by others but not once has it been caused by the road. the prevalance of accidents on the M4 near the Brynglas tunnels is a perfect example of drivers not making allowance for driving conditions and the road ahead.
[quote][p][bold]stvjon41[/bold] wrote: Why should the council do something? The road itself isn't dangerous, the idiots that crash are the dangerous ones. There is ample signage and warnings for the average joe, so what else should the council do? I dont mean to sound harsh (i hope the people who had the crash are fine), but if you have an accident on this road, the only person to blame is yourself.[/p][/quote]Yes, I agree. I have been driving for 55 years and had my share of bumps, shunts and miscalculations on my own part and by others but not once has it been caused by the road. the prevalance of accidents on the M4 near the Brynglas tunnels is a perfect example of drivers not making allowance for driving conditions and the road ahead. jerymp
  • Score: 4

3:49pm Tue 6 May 14

emmadavies says...

jerymp wrote:
stvjon41 wrote:
Why should the council do something? The road itself isn't dangerous, the idiots that crash are the dangerous ones.

There is ample signage and warnings for the average joe, so what else should the council do? I dont mean to sound harsh (i hope the people who had the crash are fine), but if you have an accident on this road, the only person to blame is yourself.
Yes,I agree, I`ve been driving for 55 years and had my share of bumps, shunts and miscalculations on my part and by others but it has never been the fault of the road.
Actually the road dips slightly near the bus stop at the bottom of the steps. People who don't know the area often lose control in the same place. It's no coincidence. Add that to the fact that the lights are switched off with inadequate edge of carriageway markings it all leads to a dangerous stretch.
[quote][p][bold]jerymp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stvjon41[/bold] wrote: Why should the council do something? The road itself isn't dangerous, the idiots that crash are the dangerous ones. There is ample signage and warnings for the average joe, so what else should the council do? I dont mean to sound harsh (i hope the people who had the crash are fine), but if you have an accident on this road, the only person to blame is yourself.[/p][/quote]Yes,I agree, I`ve been driving for 55 years and had my share of bumps, shunts and miscalculations on my part and by others but it has never been the fault of the road.[/p][/quote]Actually the road dips slightly near the bus stop at the bottom of the steps. People who don't know the area often lose control in the same place. It's no coincidence. Add that to the fact that the lights are switched off with inadequate edge of carriageway markings it all leads to a dangerous stretch. emmadavies
  • Score: 3

6:51pm Tue 6 May 14

westender says...

emmadavies wrote:
jerymp wrote:
stvjon41 wrote:
Why should the council do something? The road itself isn't dangerous, the idiots that crash are the dangerous ones.

There is ample signage and warnings for the average joe, so what else should the council do? I dont mean to sound harsh (i hope the people who had the crash are fine), but if you have an accident on this road, the only person to blame is yourself.
Yes,I agree, I`ve been driving for 55 years and had my share of bumps, shunts and miscalculations on my part and by others but it has never been the fault of the road.
Actually the road dips slightly near the bus stop at the bottom of the steps. People who don't know the area often lose control in the same place. It's no coincidence. Add that to the fact that the lights are switched off with inadequate edge of carriageway markings it all leads to a dangerous stretch.
In the report it clearly states "two local people" so your comment that people who "don't know the road often lose control in the same place" is not really relevant in this instance, in your own words the "dip" is slight? the lack of street lighting is often quoted as a factor in traffic incidents usually by the persons involved, however most of the motorway and dual carriageway in Britain isn't illuminated at night, for example the Risca / Crosskeys bypass.
As a local person you will be aware that this stretch of road from what is colloquially known as "the Wyllie bends" stretching to the traffic calming measures at the Ynysduu junction of Alexandra terrace is of such generous width that a hatched centre strip was marked out some years ago giving a correctly driven vehicle plenty of room to manoeuvre if needed, having driven this road many hundreds possibly thousands of times, in several types of vehicle ranging from small family cars to tanker lorries apart from the badly parked vehicles on the Cwmfelinfach stretch this road is of a good to high standard and, if, driven at a reasonable speed by a sober careful driver would present absolutely no danger.
[quote][p][bold]emmadavies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jerymp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stvjon41[/bold] wrote: Why should the council do something? The road itself isn't dangerous, the idiots that crash are the dangerous ones. There is ample signage and warnings for the average joe, so what else should the council do? I dont mean to sound harsh (i hope the people who had the crash are fine), but if you have an accident on this road, the only person to blame is yourself.[/p][/quote]Yes,I agree, I`ve been driving for 55 years and had my share of bumps, shunts and miscalculations on my part and by others but it has never been the fault of the road.[/p][/quote]Actually the road dips slightly near the bus stop at the bottom of the steps. People who don't know the area often lose control in the same place. It's no coincidence. Add that to the fact that the lights are switched off with inadequate edge of carriageway markings it all leads to a dangerous stretch.[/p][/quote]In the report it clearly states "two local people" so your comment that people who "don't know the road often lose control in the same place" is not really relevant in this instance, in your own words the "dip" is slight? the lack of street lighting is often quoted as a factor in traffic incidents usually by the persons involved, however most of the motorway and dual carriageway in Britain isn't illuminated at night, for example the Risca / Crosskeys bypass. As a local person you will be aware that this stretch of road from what is colloquially known as "the Wyllie bends" stretching to the traffic calming measures at the Ynysduu junction of Alexandra terrace is of such generous width that a hatched centre strip was marked out some years ago giving a correctly driven vehicle plenty of room to manoeuvre if needed, having driven this road many hundreds possibly thousands of times, in several types of vehicle ranging from small family cars to tanker lorries apart from the badly parked vehicles on the Cwmfelinfach stretch this road is of a good to high standard and, if, driven at a reasonable speed by a sober careful driver would present absolutely no danger. westender
  • Score: 2

7:32pm Tue 6 May 14

shadow750 says...

I too have been using this road for as long as I can remember, and driving accident free for 46 years, it is down to the correct speed for the road, if they cannot read the white central lines which advises us of bends , straights and short straights ,then they should go back to the highway code, nothing to do with lights on or off, it is the speed they travel.
I too have been using this road for as long as I can remember, and driving accident free for 46 years, it is down to the correct speed for the road, if they cannot read the white central lines which advises us of bends , straights and short straights ,then they should go back to the highway code, nothing to do with lights on or off, it is the speed they travel. shadow750
  • Score: 3

10:09pm Tue 6 May 14

emmadavies says...

shadow750 wrote:
I too have been using this road for as long as I can remember, and driving accident free for 46 years, it is down to the correct speed for the road, if they cannot read the white central lines which advises us of bends , straights and short straights ,then they should go back to the highway code, nothing to do with lights on or off, it is the speed they travel.
The road has a 60MPH speed limit and is (as you said) so wide its required hatching through the middle. The width encourages it to be used at the speed limit which (in my opinion) is far too high. During one four week period we witnessed three serious accidents. Its no fun hearing the screeching of car brakes followed by a loud bang and often having to help injured parties while we wait for emergency services to arrive. I personally would never drive 60MPH along there as it's too fast. Everyone is entitled to their on opinion though. You obviously know a lot more than I do about it.
[quote][p][bold]shadow750[/bold] wrote: I too have been using this road for as long as I can remember, and driving accident free for 46 years, it is down to the correct speed for the road, if they cannot read the white central lines which advises us of bends , straights and short straights ,then they should go back to the highway code, nothing to do with lights on or off, it is the speed they travel.[/p][/quote]The road has a 60MPH speed limit and is (as you said) so wide its required hatching through the middle. The width encourages it to be used at the speed limit which (in my opinion) is far too high. During one four week period we witnessed three serious accidents. Its no fun hearing the screeching of car brakes followed by a loud bang and often having to help injured parties while we wait for emergency services to arrive. I personally would never drive 60MPH along there as it's too fast. Everyone is entitled to their on opinion though. You obviously know a lot more than I do about it. emmadavies
  • Score: 4

10:37pm Tue 6 May 14

Pied de fur says...

Like your other readers I too have driven this road for the last 40 odd years in all manner of vehicles. It is my favourite bit of roads for a bit of fun driving in that you can straighten the bends at a reasonable speed while still driving within the limits of your capabilities and that of your car's and \i hasten to add staying within the speed limits for this road. Unfortunatly there are many young inexperienced drivers who think they can drive flat out through these bends and sometimes tragically find out where their limits are by passing them,( how else do you know where your limits are). I find the floral tributes placed at the roadside very upsetting as they represent the end of some young life caused in the main by stupid bravado and showing off to their mates.
Hopefully when the track opens in Ebbwr Vale the boy racers of all ages will have the opportunity to find their limits and that of their cars without killing themselves and to realise the dangers of driving at speed.
Like your other readers I too have driven this road for the last 40 odd years in all manner of vehicles. It is my favourite bit of roads for a bit of fun driving in that you can straighten the bends at a reasonable speed while still driving within the limits of your capabilities and that of your car's and \i hasten to add staying within the speed limits for this road. Unfortunatly there are many young inexperienced drivers who think they can drive flat out through these bends and sometimes tragically find out where their limits are by passing them,( how else do you know where your limits are). I find the floral tributes placed at the roadside very upsetting as they represent the end of some young life caused in the main by stupid bravado and showing off to their mates. Hopefully when the track opens in Ebbwr Vale the boy racers of all ages will have the opportunity to find their limits and that of their cars without killing themselves and to realise the dangers of driving at speed. Pied de fur
  • Score: 5

12:33pm Wed 7 May 14

Maff says...

what have street light being turned of got to do with it cars have headlights!
what have street light being turned of got to do with it cars have headlights! Maff
  • Score: 1

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