Scooter crash causes traffic chaos

Daily Echo: Scooter crash causes traffic chaos Scooter crash causes traffic chaos

TRAFFIC is at a standstill on a major Hampshire road after a scooter skidded out of control.

Police were called to Bursledon Road, Southampton, just before 6.30pm, following the crash involving the scooter rider.

No other vehicle was involved and the rider is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries.

Traffic is now queuing all along the road heading towards the city.

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7:16pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mary80 says...

I used to live on that road there is always something going on
I used to live on that road there is always something going on Mary80

8:10pm Thu 7 Feb 13

chunky_lover says...

yea josh and i got caught up in that, so much so that a comment was made about how busy that traffic was....
yea josh and i got caught up in that, so much so that a comment was made about how busy that traffic was.... chunky_lover

8:46pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mary80 says...

Buses are well known to go through red lights at that road no shock there's so many incidents
Buses are well known to go through red lights at that road no shock there's so many incidents Mary80

8:59pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Torchie1 says...

Mary80 wrote:
Buses are well known to go through red lights at that road no shock there's so many incidents
I don't want to influence you but was it 'buses' that you meant to write and not something else beginning with B ?
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Buses are well known to go through red lights at that road no shock there's so many incidents[/p][/quote]I don't want to influence you but was it 'buses' that you meant to write and not something else beginning with B ? Torchie1

9:15pm Thu 7 Feb 13

downfader says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
Buses are well known to go through red lights at that road no shock there's so many incidents
I don't want to influence you but was it 'buses' that you meant to write and not something else beginning with B ?
Here you go again... *rolls eyes*
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Buses are well known to go through red lights at that road no shock there's so many incidents[/p][/quote]I don't want to influence you but was it 'buses' that you meant to write and not something else beginning with B ?[/p][/quote]Here you go again... *rolls eyes* downfader

9:16pm Thu 7 Feb 13

downfader says...

6.30pm on Bursledon road? Thats NORMAL traffic not because of a crash.
6.30pm on Bursledon road? Thats NORMAL traffic not because of a crash. downfader

12:35am Fri 8 Feb 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

downfader wrote:
6.30pm on Bursledon road? Thats NORMAL traffic not because of a crash.
Indeed, I'll probably get caught up in it all the way from Bitterne next week while on my way home from doing some voluntary work at a bike shop/mechanic, it's nice to ride along there at silly am/pm though, no traffic or crash test dummy road users, can really spin it up then. ;) I still take the trouble to stop at red lights though, JUST in case because you never know when or where you'll come across another person at such unsociable hours.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: 6.30pm on Bursledon road? Thats NORMAL traffic not because of a crash.[/p][/quote]Indeed, I'll probably get caught up in it all the way from Bitterne next week while on my way home from doing some voluntary work at a bike shop/mechanic, it's nice to ride along there at silly am/pm though, no traffic or crash test dummy road users, can really spin it up then. ;) I still take the trouble to stop at red lights though, JUST in case because you never know when or where you'll come across another person at such unsociable hours. Ginger_cyclist

12:42am Fri 8 Feb 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
Buses are well known to go through red lights at that road no shock there's so many incidents
I don't want to influence you but was it 'buses' that you meant to write and not something else beginning with B ?
Mary80 is right but 9/10 times, it's a motorist that jumps at least one set of lights along there and the number 3 bus quite often does it just to get across Bursledon road between Thornhill and Sholing, they have even been known to mount the curb of the central "reservation" almost hitting the traffic lights before just to try and get through quicker.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Buses are well known to go through red lights at that road no shock there's so many incidents[/p][/quote]I don't want to influence you but was it 'buses' that you meant to write and not something else beginning with B ?[/p][/quote]Mary80 is right but 9/10 times, it's a motorist that jumps at least one set of lights along there and the number 3 bus quite often does it just to get across Bursledon road between Thornhill and Sholing, they have even been known to mount the curb of the central "reservation" almost hitting the traffic lights before just to try and get through quicker. Ginger_cyclist

1:05am Fri 8 Feb 13

WalkingOnAWire says...

@ginger_cyclist

I'm not trying to be sarcastic here, but the reason you should stop at red lights is because it's the law of the land and applies to cyclists equally as it does to motorists. It sounds like you do, which is great. Driving round the city, however, I see no more than about a quarter of cyclists stopping at red lights and even fewer with bike lights, which is incredibly dangerous.
@ginger_cyclist I'm not trying to be sarcastic here, but the reason you should stop at red lights is because it's the law of the land and applies to cyclists equally as it does to motorists. It sounds like you do, which is great. Driving round the city, however, I see no more than about a quarter of cyclists stopping at red lights and even fewer with bike lights, which is incredibly dangerous. WalkingOnAWire

1:24am Fri 8 Feb 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

WalkingOnAWire wrote:
@ginger_cyclist

I'm not trying to be sarcastic here, but the reason you should stop at red lights is because it's the law of the land and applies to cyclists equally as it does to motorists. It sounds like you do, which is great. Driving round the city, however, I see no more than about a quarter of cyclists stopping at red lights and even fewer with bike lights, which is incredibly dangerous.
Indeed, it is law to stop at reds and I do my best to do so(though sometimes I have to due to someone tailgating me who then follows me through) but to be honest, you're more likely to be seeing the same cyclists over and over, I quite often see the same ones repeating offenses and I only recognise them by their riding "style", habits and their bikes but you take more notice of them and remember them more because you sub-consciously deemed them as a potential danger, it's why you're more likely to hear about bad cyclists but it's just human nature to pick up on such things more, a handy trait left over from our ancestors but I myself do think the police should be a LOT harder on ALL road users who break the law, including the few bad cyclists, especially when it comes to jumping reds, mobile use(or even reading books at the wheel which I've caught on camera) and no lights which also goes for motorists as I've seen a few either driving with NO lights on or only one of each working, cyclists without lights are nicknamed "ninjas in training" by the helmet camera community, same as cars driving without lights on are nicknamed by me as "ninja training vehicles", hell, I even see motorcycles and scooters riding without lights and you just sit there thinking "Why?"... Oh well, enough rambling from me.
[quote][p][bold]WalkingOnAWire[/bold] wrote: @ginger_cyclist I'm not trying to be sarcastic here, but the reason you should stop at red lights is because it's the law of the land and applies to cyclists equally as it does to motorists. It sounds like you do, which is great. Driving round the city, however, I see no more than about a quarter of cyclists stopping at red lights and even fewer with bike lights, which is incredibly dangerous.[/p][/quote]Indeed, it is law to stop at reds and I do my best to do so(though sometimes I have to due to someone tailgating me who then follows me through) but to be honest, you're more likely to be seeing the same cyclists over and over, I quite often see the same ones repeating offenses and I only recognise them by their riding "style", habits and their bikes but you take more notice of them and remember them more because you sub-consciously deemed them as a potential danger, it's why you're more likely to hear about bad cyclists but it's just human nature to pick up on such things more, a handy trait left over from our ancestors but I myself do think the police should be a LOT harder on ALL road users who break the law, including the few bad cyclists, especially when it comes to jumping reds, mobile use(or even reading books at the wheel which I've caught on camera) and no lights which also goes for motorists as I've seen a few either driving with NO lights on or only one of each working, cyclists without lights are nicknamed "ninjas in training" by the helmet camera community, same as cars driving without lights on are nicknamed by me as "ninja training vehicles", hell, I even see motorcycles and scooters riding without lights and you just sit there thinking "Why?"... Oh well, enough rambling from me. Ginger_cyclist

1:26am Fri 8 Feb 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
WalkingOnAWire wrote:
@ginger_cyclist

I'm not trying to be sarcastic here, but the reason you should stop at red lights is because it's the law of the land and applies to cyclists equally as it does to motorists. It sounds like you do, which is great. Driving round the city, however, I see no more than about a quarter of cyclists stopping at red lights and even fewer with bike lights, which is incredibly dangerous.
Indeed, it is law to stop at reds and I do my best to do so(though sometimes I have to due to someone tailgating me who then follows me through) but to be honest, you're more likely to be seeing the same cyclists over and over, I quite often see the same ones repeating offenses and I only recognise them by their riding "style", habits and their bikes but you take more notice of them and remember them more because you sub-consciously deemed them as a potential danger, it's why you're more likely to hear about bad cyclists but it's just human nature to pick up on such things more, a handy trait left over from our ancestors but I myself do think the police should be a LOT harder on ALL road users who break the law, including the few bad cyclists, especially when it comes to jumping reds, mobile use(or even reading books at the wheel which I've caught on camera) and no lights which also goes for motorists as I've seen a few either driving with NO lights on or only one of each working, cyclists without lights are nicknamed "ninjas in training" by the helmet camera community, same as cars driving without lights on are nicknamed by me as "ninja training vehicles", hell, I even see motorcycles and scooters riding without lights and you just sit there thinking "Why?"... Oh well, enough rambling from me.
I meant I sometimes have to jump reds due to tailgaters who are inches from my back wheel and then follow me through while tailgating as close as possible.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WalkingOnAWire[/bold] wrote: @ginger_cyclist I'm not trying to be sarcastic here, but the reason you should stop at red lights is because it's the law of the land and applies to cyclists equally as it does to motorists. It sounds like you do, which is great. Driving round the city, however, I see no more than about a quarter of cyclists stopping at red lights and even fewer with bike lights, which is incredibly dangerous.[/p][/quote]Indeed, it is law to stop at reds and I do my best to do so(though sometimes I have to due to someone tailgating me who then follows me through) but to be honest, you're more likely to be seeing the same cyclists over and over, I quite often see the same ones repeating offenses and I only recognise them by their riding "style", habits and their bikes but you take more notice of them and remember them more because you sub-consciously deemed them as a potential danger, it's why you're more likely to hear about bad cyclists but it's just human nature to pick up on such things more, a handy trait left over from our ancestors but I myself do think the police should be a LOT harder on ALL road users who break the law, including the few bad cyclists, especially when it comes to jumping reds, mobile use(or even reading books at the wheel which I've caught on camera) and no lights which also goes for motorists as I've seen a few either driving with NO lights on or only one of each working, cyclists without lights are nicknamed "ninjas in training" by the helmet camera community, same as cars driving without lights on are nicknamed by me as "ninja training vehicles", hell, I even see motorcycles and scooters riding without lights and you just sit there thinking "Why?"... Oh well, enough rambling from me.[/p][/quote]I meant I sometimes have to jump reds due to tailgaters who are inches from my back wheel and then follow me through while tailgating as close as possible. Ginger_cyclist

7:40am Fri 8 Feb 13

elvisimo says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Mary80 wrote: Buses are well known to go through red lights at that road no shock there's so many incidents
I don't want to influence you but was it 'buses' that you meant to write and not something else beginning with B ?
Yes "Bores"
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Buses are well known to go through red lights at that road no shock there's so many incidents[/p][/quote]I don't want to influence you but was it 'buses' that you meant to write and not something else beginning with B ?[/p][/quote]Yes "Bores" elvisimo

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