The dilapidated state of our local main roads.

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The dilapidated state of our local main roads.

Post by slimjim » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:32 am

Have the East Riding of Yorkshire Council given up on the maintenance of the roads and footpaths in the north of the county? What is happening to the revenue from the VED and fuel taxes that this govt take from us motorists?

The price of diesel at the fuel station at thornholme for example is now 102.9p p/ltr (that means that the chancellor now takes a total £41.20 tax and vat from me every time i fill my family car) YET this stretch of the A164 (the main m62/bridlington tourist route) is in an appallingly dilapidated state of repair.

Its good to see that the ERYC council have found some cash... its just a pity they have wasted it painting a 3ft wide red line down the Driffield to Nafferton bypass!

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Post by Pete » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:40 pm

Yes, that mysterious red hatched area is completely pointless. By painting it red it serves to confuse people and make them think they are not allowed in it. In fact, since the white lines that surround it are 'broken' the highway code says "you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so." It would obviously be necessary to enter it to overtake the car in front of you therefore it is doing nothing in my opinion.

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Post by orinoco » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:18 pm

quote: Have the East Riding of Yorkshire Council given up on the maintenance of the roads and footpaths in the north of the county? What is happening to the revenue from the VED and fuel taxes that this govt take from us motorists? quote:

The council are still repairing roads, a classic example was in the village of skerne, in early October they repaired a "farm road". The road in question turns east out of the village and goes past church farm (a total of about 400 meters). Their was 8 workers, numerous vehicles. The surface was completely removed, and 8 ins of tarmac laid, all done over 3 days. Great to know that the council has got its priorities right, at least you can get to the farm at 80 mph now!!!! REALLY USEFULL!!!! LOL.

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Post by zoe j » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:54 am

The amount of money Greedy Gordon Brown gets via taxation should be ample enough to repair and upgrade our roads. There should be more transparency in Goverment.

Also.......why are Huntsman and their followers allowed to leave their horseboxes cars or other forms of transport anywhere they please. Wasn't hunting banned??.....if not, it should have been! It's barbaric. The unspeakable in pursuit of the uneatable!!
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Post by plook » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:21 am

Yes Zoe J I go along with that one but when there are so little police are about they think it doesn't matter! Shower of S**t.

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Post by dbh1961 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:38 am

The red paint on the bypass will help some of us make better progress.

You are allowed to enter hatched areas surrounded by broken lines, so long as it is safe to do so. That means you can use it to overtake, provided someone else hasn't got there first.

It would be unsafe to use it, if someone coming towards you was already using it. It could also be unsafe to follow another car into it, as they might not travel as fast as you want, and could leave you stranded.

So, the safe time to use it, is when it's empty. Therefore, if some drivers are put off by the red paint, and think it means they can't use it, that means there's more chance of it being empty for me.
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Post by slimjim » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:40 pm

Found this on the BBC and AA Website today!

(since this forum topic started on the 30th October 2007 the price of diesel has gone up 31%!)

Road condition is worse than a decade ago

AA Press Release

4 June 2008

Two-thirds of AA members across Britain say road surfaces are in a worse state than they were 10 years ago. Forty per cent said they were much worse, according to the latest results from the AA/Populus panel.

The findings from the UK's largest motoring opinion panel, comprised of 17,500 motorists1, also show that only two per cent thought road condition had improved considerably, with 11% saying that surface condition had improved slightly. Just under a fifth of the panel thought conditions were unchanged.

Male drivers in particular thought that road condition was much worse (42%) compared to females (34%). Of those who thought conditions had improved, young drivers were most likely to agree (20%) but the more experienced drivers, aged between 45 and 64, were far less likely to think so (11%).

Across the UK's regions, AA members in Yorkshire and Humberside said that roads had deteriorated most (68%). However, a remarkable quarter of drivers in Northern Ireland said that road condition had improved, although almost a third still felt condition had worsened considerably. Scottish drivers in the survey reported least improvement (9%).

Edmund King, President of the AA said, "Britain's motorists are paying record levels of taxation and yet receive poor value for money. These findings from the AA/Populus survey come as a stark reminder that, despite some extra government funding for road maintenance at the start of the decade, the cash is nowhere enough for drivers to see real improvement in road condition.

"Road maintenance must no longer be the poor relation when it comes to funding whether it is at local authority or national government level. Skimping can cost lives and not a single one should be lost on the roads for want of a pothole being filled or surface renewed".

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