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Driving me mad

Ordinarily, drivers doing 5mph when a light dusting of snow falls would drive me mad. But when you get snow fall like we did last night, a bit of common sense prevails.

Sadly, those driving between the A38 and Trent Valley island didn’t seem to notice the driving conditions had worsened and they continued to race in both directions.

There are plans afoot to install a new (and much-needed) pedestrian crossing on that stretch of road, but given that drivers entering and exiting the A38 don’t slow down when there’s heavy snowfall, is there really any chance of them reducing their speeds for a pedestrian crossing?

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  1. Aphex666

    2nd February, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I live in Streethay and hate the speed at which people travel on that stretch when conditions are good. The number of times some muppet has overtaken me when I’m doing 30 on that stretch is amazing.

    Last I heard about a crossing was that the council didn’t see it as viable. The reasoning being that the speed of the road was too great and the people using the crossing would be at risk. I have no idea if this is true as the logic seems slightly flawed.

  2. Sammy J

    3rd February, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Residents have had a map through of the proposed site, so it seems to be going ahead. Or maybe they’ll build a Lidl there instead?!

  3. Aphex666

    3rd February, 2009 at 10:01 am

    The site of the crossing???? Are you talking about the Industrial Estate that everyone is up in arms over?

  4. Sammy J

    3rd February, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    No, there’s going to be a crossing put in on the main drag. Don’t get me started on the industrial estate.