Road set for safety improvements after serious crashes

Braintree and Witham Times: The road through White Notley and Faulkbourne has seen several accidents in recent years The road through White Notley and Faulkbourne has seen several accidents in recent years

A stretch of road renowned for accidents is set to undergo a £50,000 upgrade.

Three sites on the road between Black Notley and Witham, travelling through White Notley and Faulkbourne, are being proposed for re-design work.

Accidents have frequently been caused by drivers losing control on bends in the villages.

Essex County Council (ECC) has proposed a casualty reduction scheme for the route, focusing on two separate locations in Witham Road, White Notley, and one site in Witham Road, Faulkbourne.

From May 2008 to April 2013, 22 people suffered injuries as the result of 17 separate crashes at the three sites.

The road includes 30mph, 40mph and 60mph sections, but villagers have called for lower speeds along the whole route.

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11:17am Sun 26 Jan 14

plumberhbs says...

I know accidents can 'just happen' and that 'no one is to blame' but you can't help thinking that it is the drivers that need upgrading. If you drive too fast and have an accident it is not the roads fault. I do not think reducing the speed limit will stop some drivers from driving too fast.
I know accidents can 'just happen' and that 'no one is to blame' but you can't help thinking that it is the drivers that need upgrading. If you drive too fast and have an accident it is not the roads fault. I do not think reducing the speed limit will stop some drivers from driving too fast. plumberhbs
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11:29am Sun 26 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

If the road is redesigned to accommodate the likes of drivers who already come to grief on the existing configuration all that will happen is that the hard core of idiots will simply push their luck by driving even faster.

Statutory speed limits mean nothing without the application of on the spot justice. Maybe £50,000 would be far better spent on the provision of more traffic police resources?
If the road is redesigned to accommodate the likes of drivers who already come to grief on the existing configuration all that will happen is that the hard core of idiots will simply push their luck by driving even faster. Statutory speed limits mean nothing without the application of on the spot justice. Maybe £50,000 would be far better spent on the provision of more traffic police resources? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 6

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