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Frustration over lack of action on West Cumbria danger road

John Hetherington lives on what he believes is the most dangerous road in Workington – but he claims that road chiefs are ignoring his pleas for a lower speed limit.

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Hi,

I have been trying to get the highways to move a National Speed Limit sign out of the village as it is currently in an illegal position - highways told me this - for 2 years. They now just ignore my Emails, very poor. There will be a bad accident soon, if not a death.
I have witnessed many people who think the "quiet road" is safe let their children and dogs wander upon it not realising that at any minute somebody will come down the hill at 60mph.
The worst service I have ever experienced.

Posted by John Phipps on 22 April 2012 at 11:40

I don't think that a revised speed limit would change a thing. People either drive safely or they don't, those that don't probably wouldn't bother if it was a 30 or 40 limit there others would still be trying to make a phone call or read a text message as they drove around it. Higher driving standards are the key, not a new sign on the roadside. I have been around those bends hundreds if not thousands of times and always managed to avoid the walls.

Posted by Mark on 27 February 2012 at 15:31

This is just another example of por transportinfrastructure around west Cumbria. Rather than just a speed limit, how a bout a fundamental change in the road sytems around the area? What about a real eastern bypass to create a dual carriageway linking Carlisel through to Barrow? This would generate investment in REAl jobs for the whole area. The time has coe to plan for the future rather than just tinkering with roads systems created for the horse and cart.

Posted by orange peel on 26 February 2012 at 07:47

Agree with de. Have driven that road safely for over 35 years.

Posted by Dukester on 24 February 2012 at 20:28

Castle Gardens was there first, but what an unsuitable place for a business which has visitors and deliveries. It vies with the Ennerdale Hotel in Cleator, or Moor Row as a place with a dangerous entrance. The road is not helped with having standing water, even though there is a new surface. It was promised illuminated speed signs some time ago but I have not seen them working or even completed. A signed speed limit would signify that that was a safe speed whatever the road conditions better to have a very big sign warning of dangerous bends. Why the 30MPH limit on High Street could not be extended to cover the bends with out it costing a fortune or requiring studies is beyond me.

Posted by Charlie on 24 February 2012 at 08:54

Road aren't dangerous. Its the handful of idiots that don't drive as they should that are dangerous.

Posted by de on 24 February 2012 at 07:27

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