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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:05 
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Some unfortunate accidents this week in Cumbria, resulting in loss of life.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/8650730.stm
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/tributes-to-carlisle-pensioner-who-died-after-crash-1.700457?referrerPath=home
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/8652441.stm

A statistical blip in what had been a good year. However since the CSCP were claiming the credit for the reduction, then I suppose they also have to live with credit for the fatals as well... not having a broad spectrum of safety measures in place!

No doubt we shall see a rise in appearances of the mobile vans on the A6 near Penrith, as this latest crash was not far from the Plumpton crash site - or the camera van HQ!

They have not been at Ings at peak times for months! Clearly they have finally seen that monitoring commuter traffic has become unproductive - and drivers are making hay while the sun shines!! The two lane 50mph stretch between Ings and Windermere, which is now separated by a huge central hatched lane, has become like a race track in early evenings, now that the boy racers can see a big space between them and oncoming traffic!

The VAS sign before Bannerigg has been faulty for a year now without any action from Cumbria Highways - I doubt that they know it is faulty or even care! It lit up at ANY speed, rather than fast speeds, and might as well just have an aluminium fixed sign!
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It should read SLOW DOWN, but has just been a couple of random LEDs since soon after it was installed.
I notified the Highways planner himself - when I suggested it was in the wrong place!

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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 19:22 
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Add another one to the list... Pedestrian knocked over on the A66 approx 1am today. Not a good couple of weeks!


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 19:25 
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Oh, and I wasn't surprised to see an accident at Milehouse unfortunately - that junction was an accident waiting to happen, though no doubt the camera van will park at the top of the preceeding climbing lane to maximise takings...


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