Driver, 78, admits knocking mum, 46, from her horse

Cheryl Kirkhope and her horse American Sunset

Cheryl Kirkhope and her horse American Sunset

First published in News

A HAMPSHIRE driver who left a mum with a series of devastating injuries when he hit the horse she was riding has admitted driving without due care and attention.

Cheryl Kirkhope, 46, suffered a broken back, fractured ribs, a broken nose and a head injury when the driver failed to spot her and knocked her from her horse after she stopped to give tourists directions at Crow Hill, near Ringwood, last July.

Brian Streek, 78, of Bagnum, Ringwood, pleaded guilty at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court to the offence and was given eight points and ordered to pay £45 costs.

Mum-of-three Cheryl, who has been unable to return to work as a farm hand, says she feels that justice has not been done, due to the impact her injuries continue to have on her life and the fact she had to put down her 12-year-old horse, American Sunset, because he was so severely hurt.

She says she is too traumatised to ride again and is taking legal action.

Cheryl added: “The medical staff at Southampton General Hospital were fantastic and ultimately saved my life. I am all too aware that things could have been much worse though.

“ I am still in constant pain with my back and ribs, have sleepless nights and cannot get back to the active lifestyle I used to have.”

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11:35am Fri 21 Feb 14

From the sidelines says...

No fine?
No ban?

It amazes me that we are so tolerant of such incompetent driving. I'm sure that he'd have been found not guilty, had he used the 'dazzled by the early morning sun' defence.
No fine? No ban? It amazes me that we are so tolerant of such incompetent driving. I'm sure that he'd have been found not guilty, had he used the 'dazzled by the early morning sun' defence. From the sidelines
  • Score: 14

12:18pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Huey says...

RETEST
RETEST Huey
  • Score: 13

12:43pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Tiz says...

If the lady had been a pedestrian instead of riding a horse, would the penalty have been more severe? Probably. That's the sort of sentence I would expect a driver to receive if they had hit a lamp-post, not a horse and rider causing severe, possibly life-changing injuries.
I do wonder what planet the magistrates have been trained on.
If the lady had been a pedestrian instead of riding a horse, would the penalty have been more severe? Probably. That's the sort of sentence I would expect a driver to receive if they had hit a lamp-post, not a horse and rider causing severe, possibly life-changing injuries. I do wonder what planet the magistrates have been trained on. Tiz
  • Score: 14

1:25pm Fri 21 Feb 14

AFrustratedCyclist says...

What an appalling lenient sentence once again, disgusting!
Why do judges seem to think it's ok for motorists to kill and maim with impunity.

I'm sure it wasn't intentional but the standard of driving fell well below what is expected. So their licence to drive should have been revoked, end of, no questions.

A very good article here.
http://beyondthekerb
.wordpress.com/2014/
01/10/the-problem-wi
th-good-people/
What an appalling lenient sentence once again, disgusting! Why do judges seem to think it's ok for motorists to kill and maim with impunity. I'm sure it wasn't intentional but the standard of driving fell well below what is expected. So their licence to drive should have been revoked, end of, no questions. A very good article here. http://beyondthekerb .wordpress.com/2014/ 01/10/the-problem-wi th-good-people/ AFrustratedCyclist
  • Score: 9

2:04pm Fri 21 Feb 14

NotoNwo says...

Horse riders are road users, the rider may not have been following the highway code as she should have been. There was a case where an insurance company refused to pay the full compensation given by the court as they said the house rider is responsible to some extent as a road user and that they should have taken some precautions as a any other road user.

Naturally there is some responsibility on the driver's aspect but full facts are not in the report; it is also sad that the rider suffered such injuries.
Horse riders are road users, the rider may not have been following the highway code as she should have been. There was a case where an insurance company refused to pay the full compensation given by the court as they said the house rider is responsible to some extent as a road user and that they should have taken some precautions as a any other road user. Naturally there is some responsibility on the driver's aspect but full facts are not in the report; it is also sad that the rider suffered such injuries. NotoNwo
  • Score: -9

2:06pm Fri 21 Feb 14

NotoNwo says...

NotoNwo wrote:
Horse riders are road users, the rider may not have been following the highway code as she should have been. There was a case where an insurance company refused to pay the full compensation given by the court as they said the house rider is responsible to some extent as a road user and that they should have taken some precautions as a any other road user.

Naturally there is some responsibility on the driver's aspect but full facts are not in the report; it is also sad that the rider suffered such injuries.
meant "horse rider" not house
[quote][p][bold]NotoNwo[/bold] wrote: Horse riders are road users, the rider may not have been following the highway code as she should have been. There was a case where an insurance company refused to pay the full compensation given by the court as they said the house rider is responsible to some extent as a road user and that they should have taken some precautions as a any other road user. Naturally there is some responsibility on the driver's aspect but full facts are not in the report; it is also sad that the rider suffered such injuries.[/p][/quote]meant "horse rider" not house NotoNwo
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Loveyourcity says...

My Father turned 70 a couple of years back and I had to help him re-apply for his licence as he could barely read the form.

I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car.

Surely when you hit 70 and have to re-apply there should be some sort of competency test, not necessarily a full re-test.
My Father turned 70 a couple of years back and I had to help him re-apply for his licence as he could barely read the form. I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car. Surely when you hit 70 and have to re-apply there should be some sort of competency test, not necessarily a full re-test. Loveyourcity
  • Score: 14

2:22pm Fri 21 Feb 14

AFrustratedCyclist says...

Oh I should have know it was the horse riders fault, really!?

The driver pleaded guilty! he admitted it was his! fault!
The standard of his driving fell well below what is expected, unless that is you find it acceptable that it's ok for a motorist to drive into a stationary horse and rider, causing serious injury?

Yet the judge felt it ok that he should still be able to drive.

I know and accept that being able to drive is a real life line to the elderly but there has to come a point where it is not safe for others, and this driver has clearly passed that point, and of respect for other safety I hope he no longer drives.
Oh I should have know it was the horse riders fault, really!? The driver pleaded guilty! he admitted it was his! fault! The standard of his driving fell well below what is expected, unless that is you find it acceptable that it's ok for a motorist to drive into a stationary horse and rider, causing serious injury? Yet the judge felt it ok that he should still be able to drive. I know and accept that being able to drive is a real life line to the elderly but there has to come a point where it is not safe for others, and this driver has clearly passed that point, and of respect for other safety I hope he no longer drives. AFrustratedCyclist
  • Score: 6

2:22pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Inform Al says...

Loveyourcity wrote:
My Father turned 70 a couple of years back and I had to help him re-apply for his licence as he could barely read the form.

I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car.

Surely when you hit 70 and have to re-apply there should be some sort of competency test, not necessarily a full re-test.
I shall be 70 in May and unlike many much younger than I, do not have any problems that would make me a danger to other road users. I would however accept that every 10 years all drivers should pass an eyesight test. Which should be a free service on the NHS.
[quote][p][bold]Loveyourcity[/bold] wrote: My Father turned 70 a couple of years back and I had to help him re-apply for his licence as he could barely read the form. I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car. Surely when you hit 70 and have to re-apply there should be some sort of competency test, not necessarily a full re-test.[/p][/quote]I shall be 70 in May and unlike many much younger than I, do not have any problems that would make me a danger to other road users. I would however accept that every 10 years all drivers should pass an eyesight test. Which should be a free service on the NHS. Inform Al
  • Score: 5

2:35pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Loveyourcity says...

Inform Al wrote:
Loveyourcity wrote:
My Father turned 70 a couple of years back and I had to help him re-apply for his licence as he could barely read the form.

I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car.

Surely when you hit 70 and have to re-apply there should be some sort of competency test, not necessarily a full re-test.
I shall be 70 in May and unlike many much younger than I, do not have any problems that would make me a danger to other road users. I would however accept that every 10 years all drivers should pass an eyesight test. Which should be a free service on the NHS.
You sound very much like my father, he's also taken it upon himself to say he's competant.

I guess my point is driving tuition is taught differently these days to the kind of test me and you sat.

I'll give an example to go straight over a round about we were taught stay in the left hand land. These days each roundabout is different, sometimes they say stick to the right lane to go straight over etc. My father thinks thats stupid and sticks to the left regardless.

Therefore, everyone is driving in a different way.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loveyourcity[/bold] wrote: My Father turned 70 a couple of years back and I had to help him re-apply for his licence as he could barely read the form. I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car. Surely when you hit 70 and have to re-apply there should be some sort of competency test, not necessarily a full re-test.[/p][/quote]I shall be 70 in May and unlike many much younger than I, do not have any problems that would make me a danger to other road users. I would however accept that every 10 years all drivers should pass an eyesight test. Which should be a free service on the NHS.[/p][/quote]You sound very much like my father, he's also taken it upon himself to say he's competant. I guess my point is driving tuition is taught differently these days to the kind of test me and you sat. I'll give an example to go straight over a round about we were taught stay in the left hand land. These days each roundabout is different, sometimes they say stick to the right lane to go straight over etc. My father thinks thats stupid and sticks to the left regardless. Therefore, everyone is driving in a different way. Loveyourcity
  • Score: 4

2:51pm Fri 21 Feb 14

camerajuan says...

How is the man still allowed to drive I ask the judge?!?!

What is wrong with motorists not paying attention recently? It makes me sick that people actually defend these statistics.
How is the man still allowed to drive I ask the judge?!?! What is wrong with motorists not paying attention recently? It makes me sick that people actually defend these statistics. camerajuan
  • Score: 10

2:51pm Fri 21 Feb 14

LadySam says...

Is that all....he nearly KILLED her! Old fool free to continue driving. How can you miss seeing a horse and rider, for goodness sake.
Is that all....he nearly KILLED her! Old fool free to continue driving. How can you miss seeing a horse and rider, for goodness sake. LadySam
  • Score: 9

3:20pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Mary80 says...

How the hell can you NOT see a big giant brown horse right in front of you?
How the hell can you NOT see a big giant brown horse right in front of you? Mary80
  • Score: 8

3:27pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Inform Al says...

Loveyourcity wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Loveyourcity wrote:
My Father turned 70 a couple of years back and I had to help him re-apply for his licence as he could barely read the form.

I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car.

Surely when you hit 70 and have to re-apply there should be some sort of competency test, not necessarily a full re-test.
I shall be 70 in May and unlike many much younger than I, do not have any problems that would make me a danger to other road users. I would however accept that every 10 years all drivers should pass an eyesight test. Which should be a free service on the NHS.
You sound very much like my father, he's also taken it upon himself to say he's competant.

I guess my point is driving tuition is taught differently these days to the kind of test me and you sat.

I'll give an example to go straight over a round about we were taught stay in the left hand land. These days each roundabout is different, sometimes they say stick to the right lane to go straight over etc. My father thinks thats stupid and sticks to the left regardless.

Therefore, everyone is driving in a different way.
Some of us are capable of keeping up with trends, where road markings tell you which lane to use it's best to comply, even when such as the clock tower roundabout at the end of the Avenue the highways lot got it very wrong recently.
[quote][p][bold]Loveyourcity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loveyourcity[/bold] wrote: My Father turned 70 a couple of years back and I had to help him re-apply for his licence as he could barely read the form. I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car. Surely when you hit 70 and have to re-apply there should be some sort of competency test, not necessarily a full re-test.[/p][/quote]I shall be 70 in May and unlike many much younger than I, do not have any problems that would make me a danger to other road users. I would however accept that every 10 years all drivers should pass an eyesight test. Which should be a free service on the NHS.[/p][/quote]You sound very much like my father, he's also taken it upon himself to say he's competant. I guess my point is driving tuition is taught differently these days to the kind of test me and you sat. I'll give an example to go straight over a round about we were taught stay in the left hand land. These days each roundabout is different, sometimes they say stick to the right lane to go straight over etc. My father thinks thats stupid and sticks to the left regardless. Therefore, everyone is driving in a different way.[/p][/quote]Some of us are capable of keeping up with trends, where road markings tell you which lane to use it's best to comply, even when such as the clock tower roundabout at the end of the Avenue the highways lot got it very wrong recently. Inform Al
  • Score: 0

3:44pm Fri 21 Feb 14

wwozzer says...

Some old people are well past it when it comes to driving and they should be banned, not asked politely, gently nudged etc etc but I can't believe we still live in a world where you can chuck a leather strap around 1 tonne of dumb muscle that's scared of it's own shadow, hop on with a tabard and a bowl on yer head and take to the road!
Some old people are well past it when it comes to driving and they should be banned, not asked politely, gently nudged etc etc but I can't believe we still live in a world where you can chuck a leather strap around 1 tonne of dumb muscle that's scared of it's own shadow, hop on with a tabard and a bowl on yer head and take to the road! wwozzer
  • Score: -2

4:44pm Fri 21 Feb 14

jackois says...

When you read in the Echo, on a regular basis, drivers involved in crashes, heading the wrong way up a motorway and so on... quite a lot of the drivers involved are over the age of 65...

Perhaps it might be time to introduce a test designed to take the decision of when to stop driving out of the driver's hands. It doesn't have to be a full on road test, but enough to see whether the motor skills needed are still there.

Finally,
"I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car.".

Whilst you may have stopped being a passenger in his car, what about all the other people both in cars and on foot that don't know the risk of him driving? How do you stop someone driving if they won't recognise that they aren't fit?
When you read in the Echo, on a regular basis, drivers involved in crashes, heading the wrong way up a motorway and so on... quite a lot of the drivers involved are over the age of 65... Perhaps it might be time to introduce a test designed to take the decision of when to stop driving out of the driver's hands. It doesn't have to be a full on road test, but enough to see whether the motor skills needed are still there. Finally, "I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car.". Whilst you may have stopped being a passenger in his car, what about all the other people both in cars and on foot that don't know the risk of him driving? How do you stop someone driving if they won't recognise that they aren't fit? jackois
  • Score: 3

5:43pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Inform Al says...

Since this thread started I have today recieved through the post my application to renew my driving licence at age 70. Whilst I am able to honestly answer all the questions and get my renewal for car and motorcycle, I have to PAY to get a doctors and opticians report to renew my HGV and minibus entitlement. As I am fitter than many half my age I do consider this to be ageist.
Since this thread started I have today recieved through the post my application to renew my driving licence at age 70. Whilst I am able to honestly answer all the questions and get my renewal for car and motorcycle, I have to PAY to get a doctors and opticians report to renew my HGV and minibus entitlement. As I am fitter than many half my age I do consider this to be ageist. Inform Al
  • Score: -3

5:55pm Fri 21 Feb 14

*ay*carumba* says...

Loveyourcity wrote:
My Father turned 70 a couple of years back and I had to help him re-apply for his licence as he could barely read the form.

I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car.

Surely when you hit 70 and have to re-apply there should be some sort of competency test, not necessarily a full re-test.
You helped him get a licence but refuse to be a passenger in the car??? Why on earth did you help him reapply? Are you going to shoulder some of the guilt if he kills someone?
[quote][p][bold]Loveyourcity[/bold] wrote: My Father turned 70 a couple of years back and I had to help him re-apply for his licence as he could barely read the form. I suggested at the time, should you really be driving if you can't see? He was adamant that he's fine to drive, but now I refuse to be a passenger in his car. Surely when you hit 70 and have to re-apply there should be some sort of competency test, not necessarily a full re-test.[/p][/quote]You helped him get a licence but refuse to be a passenger in the car??? Why on earth did you help him reapply? Are you going to shoulder some of the guilt if he kills someone? *ay*carumba*
  • Score: 6

7:10pm Fri 21 Feb 14

wilson castaway says...

As a general rule, treat the roundabout as a clock face.Everything before 12 o clock should be the left hand lane.Everything after 12 the right.But of course there are exceptions to this due to more than two lanes or roundabout design.Always check the roadsigns.Im about to do my driving test and the amount of people who incorrectly use roundabouts is frightening.
As a general rule, treat the roundabout as a clock face.Everything before 12 o clock should be the left hand lane.Everything after 12 the right.But of course there are exceptions to this due to more than two lanes or roundabout design.Always check the roadsigns.Im about to do my driving test and the amount of people who incorrectly use roundabouts is frightening. wilson castaway
  • Score: 4

7:20pm Fri 21 Feb 14

wwozzer says...

Inform Al wrote:
Since this thread started I have today recieved through the post my application to renew my driving licence at age 70. Whilst I am able to honestly answer all the questions and get my renewal for car and motorcycle, I have to PAY to get a doctors and opticians report to renew my HGV and minibus entitlement. As I am fitter than many half my age I do consider this to be ageist.
To suggest you are fitter than many people 35 years younger than you is utterly ridiculous.

This smacks of the same old selfish view many elderly people have when it comes to their "right" to drive a car, it's like trying to take a toy from a spoilt child in some cases and I genuinely believe that their rationality over the situation has suffered to the same degree as their fitness to be behind the wheel in later life.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Since this thread started I have today recieved through the post my application to renew my driving licence at age 70. Whilst I am able to honestly answer all the questions and get my renewal for car and motorcycle, I have to PAY to get a doctors and opticians report to renew my HGV and minibus entitlement. As I am fitter than many half my age I do consider this to be ageist.[/p][/quote]To suggest you are fitter than many people 35 years younger than you is utterly ridiculous. This smacks of the same old selfish view many elderly people have when it comes to their "right" to drive a car, it's like trying to take a toy from a spoilt child in some cases and I genuinely believe that their rationality over the situation has suffered to the same degree as their fitness to be behind the wheel in later life. wwozzer
  • Score: 4

8:38pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Inform Al says...

wwozzer wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Since this thread started I have today recieved through the post my application to renew my driving licence at age 70. Whilst I am able to honestly answer all the questions and get my renewal for car and motorcycle, I have to PAY to get a doctors and opticians report to renew my HGV and minibus entitlement. As I am fitter than many half my age I do consider this to be ageist.
To suggest you are fitter than many people 35 years younger than you is utterly ridiculous.

This smacks of the same old selfish view many elderly people have when it comes to their "right" to drive a car, it's like trying to take a toy from a spoilt child in some cases and I genuinely believe that their rationality over the situation has suffered to the same degree as their fitness to be behind the wheel in later life.
I've been told ignorance is bliss, can you please confirm this is true.
[quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Since this thread started I have today recieved through the post my application to renew my driving licence at age 70. Whilst I am able to honestly answer all the questions and get my renewal for car and motorcycle, I have to PAY to get a doctors and opticians report to renew my HGV and minibus entitlement. As I am fitter than many half my age I do consider this to be ageist.[/p][/quote]To suggest you are fitter than many people 35 years younger than you is utterly ridiculous. This smacks of the same old selfish view many elderly people have when it comes to their "right" to drive a car, it's like trying to take a toy from a spoilt child in some cases and I genuinely believe that their rationality over the situation has suffered to the same degree as their fitness to be behind the wheel in later life.[/p][/quote]I've been told ignorance is bliss, can you please confirm this is true. Inform Al
  • Score: -3

10:52pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Zexagon says...

Inform Al wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Since this thread started I have today recieved through the post my application to renew my driving licence at age 70. Whilst I am able to honestly answer all the questions and get my renewal for car and motorcycle, I have to PAY to get a doctors and opticians report to renew my HGV and minibus entitlement. As I am fitter than many half my age I do consider this to be ageist.
To suggest you are fitter than many people 35 years younger than you is utterly ridiculous.

This smacks of the same old selfish view many elderly people have when it comes to their "right" to drive a car, it's like trying to take a toy from a spoilt child in some cases and I genuinely believe that their rationality over the situation has suffered to the same degree as their fitness to be behind the wheel in later life.
I've been told ignorance is bliss, can you please confirm this is true.
Al what was the problem with the clock roundabout out of interest?
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Since this thread started I have today recieved through the post my application to renew my driving licence at age 70. Whilst I am able to honestly answer all the questions and get my renewal for car and motorcycle, I have to PAY to get a doctors and opticians report to renew my HGV and minibus entitlement. As I am fitter than many half my age I do consider this to be ageist.[/p][/quote]To suggest you are fitter than many people 35 years younger than you is utterly ridiculous. This smacks of the same old selfish view many elderly people have when it comes to their "right" to drive a car, it's like trying to take a toy from a spoilt child in some cases and I genuinely believe that their rationality over the situation has suffered to the same degree as their fitness to be behind the wheel in later life.[/p][/quote]I've been told ignorance is bliss, can you please confirm this is true.[/p][/quote]Al what was the problem with the clock roundabout out of interest? Zexagon
  • Score: 2

12:26pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Inform Al says...

Zexagon wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Since this thread started I have today recieved through the post my application to renew my driving licence at age 70. Whilst I am able to honestly answer all the questions and get my renewal for car and motorcycle, I have to PAY to get a doctors and opticians report to renew my HGV and minibus entitlement. As I am fitter than many half my age I do consider this to be ageist.
To suggest you are fitter than many people 35 years younger than you is utterly ridiculous.

This smacks of the same old selfish view many elderly people have when it comes to their "right" to drive a car, it's like trying to take a toy from a spoilt child in some cases and I genuinely believe that their rationality over the situation has suffered to the same degree as their fitness to be behind the wheel in later life.
I've been told ignorance is bliss, can you please confirm this is true.
Al what was the problem with the clock roundabout out of interest?
The nearside lane in Bassett Green Road was used by those turning left into the Avenue, and those going over the roundabout to the petrol station or the turn off just after towards Romsey. Not many people actually turned left there as maost would go down Bassett Wood Road to the Avenue. However the edgets recently marked the nearside lane as turn left, so causing quite a tail back for the majority that turn right there for the M3. I had a glance at the markings as I drove the otherway the otherday and think it has now been changed back, but I'll not be sure until I go over the roundabout from Bassett Green Road.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Since this thread started I have today recieved through the post my application to renew my driving licence at age 70. Whilst I am able to honestly answer all the questions and get my renewal for car and motorcycle, I have to PAY to get a doctors and opticians report to renew my HGV and minibus entitlement. As I am fitter than many half my age I do consider this to be ageist.[/p][/quote]To suggest you are fitter than many people 35 years younger than you is utterly ridiculous. This smacks of the same old selfish view many elderly people have when it comes to their "right" to drive a car, it's like trying to take a toy from a spoilt child in some cases and I genuinely believe that their rationality over the situation has suffered to the same degree as their fitness to be behind the wheel in later life.[/p][/quote]I've been told ignorance is bliss, can you please confirm this is true.[/p][/quote]Al what was the problem with the clock roundabout out of interest?[/p][/quote]The nearside lane in Bassett Green Road was used by those turning left into the Avenue, and those going over the roundabout to the petrol station or the turn off just after towards Romsey. Not many people actually turned left there as maost would go down Bassett Wood Road to the Avenue. However the edgets recently marked the nearside lane as turn left, so causing quite a tail back for the majority that turn right there for the M3. I had a glance at the markings as I drove the otherway the otherday and think it has now been changed back, but I'll not be sure until I go over the roundabout from Bassett Green Road. Inform Al
  • Score: 0

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