Curb these lines

First published in Letters

AS a regular user of the Southern Distributor Road both day and night, I am surprised that the cause of accidents there has not been identified. In my opinion, the cause is neither design of the road nor drivers’ lack of due care.

The white lines painted just inside the kerb give drivers a false position of the kerb, resulting in the driver clipping the kerb which is evident by the many rubber tyre marks on the kerb. Cars get away with it, but for lorries with a high centre of gravity, it causes overturning. Whoever authorised these lines is responsible, which, for the record, I have never seen anywhere else in the UK.

Derek Parks, The Coldra, Newport

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7:26pm Tue 19 Aug 14

landyman3030 says...

Confused.com.
So it's not the deign of the road at fault even though the white lines are part of the deign to highlight the kerb for pavement users, and it's not driving without due care that's at fault when, if you can't distinguish between a white line and a kerb you are not looking at the road design which is driving without due care.
Lines and signs on every road tell a story of what is happening with the road.
Speed is the underlying factor with most incidents on this road.
Nash Road roundabout has now been reduced from three to two lanes. Finally some sense to allow us bigger vehicles a chance of getting around. And what do I see already? Vehicles taking the roundabout faster and still hugging the white line. Speed and due care Derek.
Confused.com. So it's not the deign of the road at fault even though the white lines are part of the deign to highlight the kerb for pavement users, and it's not driving without due care that's at fault when, if you can't distinguish between a white line and a kerb you are not looking at the road design which is driving without due care. Lines and signs on every road tell a story of what is happening with the road. Speed is the underlying factor with most incidents on this road. Nash Road roundabout has now been reduced from three to two lanes. Finally some sense to allow us bigger vehicles a chance of getting around. And what do I see already? Vehicles taking the roundabout faster and still hugging the white line. Speed and due care Derek. landyman3030
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12:21pm Wed 20 Aug 14

throwy1 says...

Speed is the contributory factor in most road accidents
Speed is the contributory factor in most road accidents throwy1
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