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Speeders 'are smashing into signs on bend'

Oxford Mail: Spelsbury resident Trevor Taylor with the broken road signs on the B4026 north of the village. Picture: OX64779 Ed Nix Buy this photo Spelsbury resident Trevor Taylor with the broken road signs on the B4026 north of the village. Picture: OX64779 Ed Nix

DRIVERS travelling around a tight bend on a road between Spelsbury and Chipping Norton have left a large pile of broken signs.

Warnings to drivers to kill their speed on a corner of the B4026 appear to be having the opposite effect, said Spelsbury resident Trevor Taylor.

The retired BBC Radio 4 producer, 67, said cars keep knocking the signs down as soon as they have been replaced by council workmen.

The corner is just north of the village on the way to Chipping Norton.

Mr Taylor said: “People go down the road too fast, lose it on the corner and crash into the field.

“The county council agency puts up these ‘slow down’ signs but they get demolished practically the next day by speeding cars.

“If they keep putting them up it it must be costing a small fortune.

“I think it has been going on for a couple of years now.”

Mr Taylor added: “Sooner or later there will be a nasty crash and then questions will be asked.”

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8:39am Mon 3 Feb 14

Madi50n says...

Easy, put a CCTV camera with decent night vision on there, record them going through, everyone who breaks the law, send them a £100 fixed penalty notice & put 3 points on their licence with no chance of taking that ridiculous speed course that lets these potential killers off the hook.

If they do it again, ban them for a year and make them take ten lessons and pass their test all over again.

Driving is a privilege, not a right, if they can't do it safely and responsibly, stop them putting other people's lives in danger & get them off the road.
Easy, put a CCTV camera with decent night vision on there, record them going through, everyone who breaks the law, send them a £100 fixed penalty notice & put 3 points on their licence with no chance of taking that ridiculous speed course that lets these potential killers off the hook. If they do it again, ban them for a year and make them take ten lessons and pass their test all over again. Driving is a privilege, not a right, if they can't do it safely and responsibly, stop them putting other people's lives in danger & get them off the road. Madi50n
  • Score: 11

9:30am Mon 3 Feb 14

grandconjuration says...

...and also make them pay for the damage, rather than letting the taxpayer picking up the bill.
...and also make them pay for the damage, rather than letting the taxpayer picking up the bill. grandconjuration
  • Score: 9

10:03am Mon 3 Feb 14

EMBOX2 says...

Just send the bill to Jeremy Clarkson.
Just send the bill to Jeremy Clarkson. EMBOX2
  • Score: -7

11:02am Mon 3 Feb 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

How about something radical and straighten out the road instead?

It's the main route from Chipping Norton to the nearest London bound railway station - so surely improving the route to a public transport hub would be a good thing?
How about something radical and straighten out the road instead? It's the main route from Chipping Norton to the nearest London bound railway station - so surely improving the route to a public transport hub would be a good thing? Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: -8

12:19pm Mon 3 Feb 14

icba1957 says...

Andrew:Oxford wrote:
How about something radical and straighten out the road instead?

It's the main route from Chipping Norton to the nearest London bound railway station - so surely improving the route to a public transport hub would be a good thing?
At whose expense?
[quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: How about something radical and straighten out the road instead? It's the main route from Chipping Norton to the nearest London bound railway station - so surely improving the route to a public transport hub would be a good thing?[/p][/quote]At whose expense? icba1957
  • Score: 6

12:29pm Mon 3 Feb 14

King Joke says...

Simple - replace all the signs with large concrete blocks. They will be much more resilient to idiots who think the laws of physics don't apply to them, and the one-off cost will soon be offset by the fact they don't need to be replaced.
Simple - replace all the signs with large concrete blocks. They will be much more resilient to idiots who think the laws of physics don't apply to them, and the one-off cost will soon be offset by the fact they don't need to be replaced. King Joke
  • Score: 10

1:14pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Madi50n says...

icba1957 wrote:
Andrew:Oxford wrote:
How about something radical and straighten out the road instead?

It's the main route from Chipping Norton to the nearest London bound railway station - so surely improving the route to a public transport hub would be a good thing?
At whose expense?
It does seem like an awful lot of trouble in order not to inconvenience a few motorists who can't bothered to apply the brakes when they need to.
[quote][p][bold]icba1957[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: How about something radical and straighten out the road instead? It's the main route from Chipping Norton to the nearest London bound railway station - so surely improving the route to a public transport hub would be a good thing?[/p][/quote]At whose expense?[/p][/quote]It does seem like an awful lot of trouble in order not to inconvenience a few motorists who can't bothered to apply the brakes when they need to. Madi50n
  • Score: 9

1:27pm Mon 3 Feb 14

King Joke says...

Madi50n wrote:
icba1957 wrote:
Andrew:Oxford wrote: How about something radical and straighten out the road instead? It's the main route from Chipping Norton to the nearest London bound railway station - so surely improving the route to a public transport hub would be a good thing?
At whose expense?
It does seem like an awful lot of trouble in order not to inconvenience a few motorists who can't bothered to apply the brakes when they need to.
... or indeed to not apply the accelerator with such misguided gusto.
[quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]icba1957[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: How about something radical and straighten out the road instead? It's the main route from Chipping Norton to the nearest London bound railway station - so surely improving the route to a public transport hub would be a good thing?[/p][/quote]At whose expense?[/p][/quote]It does seem like an awful lot of trouble in order not to inconvenience a few motorists who can't bothered to apply the brakes when they need to.[/p][/quote]... or indeed to not apply the accelerator with such misguided gusto. King Joke
  • Score: 6

4:56pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

icba1957 wrote:
Andrew:Oxford wrote:
How about something radical and straighten out the road instead?

It's the main route from Chipping Norton to the nearest London bound railway station - so surely improving the route to a public transport hub would be a good thing?
At whose expense?
Well, judging by the way I was thrown around on the Oxford Tube yesterday afternoon (thank goodness for seatbelts) as we bounced our way through potholes along London Road the money isn't being spent on road safety in Oxford...

So it might at least be spent on improvements somewhere else in the county.
[quote][p][bold]icba1957[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: How about something radical and straighten out the road instead? It's the main route from Chipping Norton to the nearest London bound railway station - so surely improving the route to a public transport hub would be a good thing?[/p][/quote]At whose expense?[/p][/quote]Well, judging by the way I was thrown around on the Oxford Tube yesterday afternoon (thank goodness for seatbelts) as we bounced our way through potholes along London Road the money isn't being spent on road safety in Oxford... So it might at least be spent on improvements somewhere else in the county. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: -2

8:33am Tue 4 Feb 14

King Joke says...

Andrew, the London Rd is shortly to be re-surfaced. THis is still much cheaper than 'straightening out' a bend, ie building a new bit of road, which involves buying the land, getting planning permission, digging the foundations and so on. THat's a lot of public money to 5pvnk away on people who just don't know how to drive properly. A few rumble strips, at decreasing intervals on approach to the bend, should remind them to slow down, plus concrete blocks as above.
Andrew, the London Rd is shortly to be re-surfaced. THis is still much cheaper than 'straightening out' a bend, ie building a new bit of road, which involves buying the land, getting planning permission, digging the foundations and so on. THat's a lot of public money to 5pvnk away on people who just don't know how to drive properly. A few rumble strips, at decreasing intervals on approach to the bend, should remind them to slow down, plus concrete blocks as above. King Joke
  • Score: 3

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