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norman08

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« Reply #975 on: March 05, 2019, 08:27:14 PM »
Someone mentioned imagine being in an ambulance having a heart attack going over them lines.

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« Reply #976 on: March 06, 2019, 08:10:21 AM »
...or if you are a patient with a neck or back injury.

... my car has adjustable suspension, and flicking the switch to "comfort" setting (the softest suspension) helps a little.  In the normal "sport" mode it is awful, and if I switch to "R" mode it is totally unbearable and I am sure is damaging the car, even at less than 20mph.  I'm all for road safety but this is, to my mind, is making things more dangerous.

... who is responsible for this?  Who can we complain to?  Were the emergency services consulted?

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« Reply #977 on: March 06, 2019, 09:04:42 AM »
They do seem absurd, on the face of it and my understanding is that there has to be a case made before these things can be added.  So questions to CCBC (if it is CCBC and not Highways Wales):

1. What evidence was provided to justify the creation of these bumps?
2. Who - specifically - authorised their installation and what case did they make?
3. What evidence exists in terms of serious collisions exists at the roundabouts concerned?


One thing that worries me a little is the amount of road works that have been taking place recently and whether they may be allied to the concept of using the current year's financial allocation unless it is clawed back on April 6th. IN which case, the fault lies with the WA. 
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« Reply #978 on: March 12, 2019, 10:31:17 AM »
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Who on earth decided to put red lines across the road on the approach to the roundabout between Marl Farm and Black Cat on the A470 (the roundabout at the top of the hill where Narrow Lane goes off).  It's like driving along a railway line with just the sleepers in place, plays havoc with the suspension on my two-month old car, and that is at 20mph.  Also nearly shakes my teeth out even at that slow speed.

Why are highways department putting up so many obstructions to drivers - these red lines, pavements that extend outwards at irregular intervals, speed pumps, extra traffic islands, extra lanes.  Fill in the potholes instead, please.

Be interesting to see if there are more accidents as a result of the roads not being so clear, but I doubt we will ever get that comparative information.

We drove over those awful red stripes yesterday in our Mercedes CL55 AMG,  very uncomfortable even in that car with its ABC suspension.  Almost as bad as the dreaded speed humps!

You have abandoned British Leyland, Andy?!

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« Reply #979 on: March 14, 2019, 04:45:09 PM »
A55 ROADWORKS BAN     ???
The announcement that will come as amazing news for A55 drivers -

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« Reply #980 on: March 15, 2019, 10:24:47 AM »
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Who on earth decided to put red lines across the road on the approach to the roundabout between Marl Farm and Black Cat on the A470 (the roundabout at the top of the hill where Narrow Lane goes off).  It's like driving along a railway line with just the sleepers in place, plays havoc with the suspension on my two-month old car, and that is at 20mph.  Also nearly shakes my teeth out even at that slow speed.

Why are highways department putting up so many obstructions to drivers - these red lines, pavements that extend outwards at irregular intervals, speed pumps, extra traffic islands, extra lanes.  Fill in the potholes instead, please.

Be interesting to see if there are more accidents as a result of the roads not being so clear, but I doubt we will ever get that comparative information.

We drove over those awful red stripes yesterday in our Mercedes CL55 AMG,  very uncomfortable even in that car with its ABC suspension.  Almost as bad as the dreaded speed humps!

You have abandoned British Leyland, Andy?!
Yes Dave, a long time ago, 4 Mercedes Benz cars now, wonderful machines! This is a CL55 AMG, amazing car.
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DaveR

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« Reply #981 on: March 16, 2019, 02:05:04 PM »
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Who on earth decided to put red lines across the road on the approach to the roundabout between Marl Farm and Black Cat on the A470 (the roundabout at the top of the hill where Narrow Lane goes off).  It's like driving along a railway line with just the sleepers in place, plays havoc with the suspension on my two-month old car, and that is at 20mph.  Also nearly shakes my teeth out even at that slow speed.

Why are highways department putting up so many obstructions to drivers - these red lines, pavements that extend outwards at irregular intervals, speed pumps, extra traffic islands, extra lanes.  Fill in the potholes instead, please.

Be interesting to see if there are more accidents as a result of the roads not being so clear, but I doubt we will ever get that comparative information.

We drove over those awful red stripes yesterday in our Mercedes CL55 AMG,  very uncomfortable even in that car with its ABC suspension.  Almost as bad as the dreaded speed humps!

You have abandoned British Leyland, Andy?!
Yes Dave, a long time ago, 4 Mercedes Benz cars now, wonderful machines! This is a CL55 AMG, amazing car.
Good for you, mate. Glad you and H are enjoying life.



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« Reply #982 on: March 16, 2019, 09:03:56 PM »
Thanks to your great tip about GVC Dave, many thanks for that!  :)
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« Reply #983 on: March 17, 2019, 12:57:14 PM »
Some places and roads have been affected by the recent heavy rainfall

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