Frustration over lack of action on West Cumbria danger road
Last updated at 20:31, Thursday, 23 February 2012
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.
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.
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.