Road crash just hours before safety campaigners meet to discuss Sholing traffic safety

Road crash just hours before safety campaigners meet

Road crash just hours before safety campaigners meet

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A NOTORIOUS traffic blackspot has seen another accident - just hours before safety campaigners meet to discuss the problems.

The three-car crash happened on the junction of South East Road and Kathleen Road in Sholing, Southampton, it is believed no-one was badly hurt, but one car had to be written off.

Residents living near the junction have seen numerous crashes like this one since 2011 after Southampton City Council changed the priorities there in 2011 so that people travelling from South East Road have right of way rather than the other way round.

Tonight residents will meet with representatives from Balfour Beatty, Sholing ward councillor Dan Jeffrey and council officers will discuss ways to make the junction safer.

Safety campaigner David Poore from South East Road, said: “It is quite ironic that it has happened at this time because they did alot of flyering a couple of days ago in the and around that area and for it to happen so close is a bit uncanny.”

“It is another reason why the junction needs to be sorted out as a priority.”

The meeting will take place at St Marys Church Hall in St Monica's Road tonight at 6.30pm.

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11:58am Wed 5 Mar 14

Mary80 says...

The problem is mostly speed going up that hill and if you aren't aware the junction is there you have accidents. I live around the corner and sometimes drivers are simply not aware or ignore who has priority and just go across it. Like a few weeks ago we were turning right when out of nowhere an orange car suddenly came out of nowhere and nearly hit us. The driver had looked everywhere several times to make sure it was clear, so obviously they weren't looking
The problem is mostly speed going up that hill and if you aren't aware the junction is there you have accidents. I live around the corner and sometimes drivers are simply not aware or ignore who has priority and just go across it. Like a few weeks ago we were turning right when out of nowhere an orange car suddenly came out of nowhere and nearly hit us. The driver had looked everywhere several times to make sure it was clear, so obviously they weren't looking Mary80
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4:08pm Wed 5 Mar 14

mickey01 says...

put some cycle markings in the road that will do the trick
put some cycle markings in the road that will do the trick mickey01
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7:36pm Wed 5 Mar 14

dolomiteman says...

The problem is with drivers driving too fast and not looking where they are going, the signage is clear and correctly placed and there are give way warnings before the junction.
The problem is with drivers driving too fast and not looking where they are going, the signage is clear and correctly placed and there are give way warnings before the junction. dolomiteman
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11:10pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Donald2000 says...

This article obviously ignores the fact that a lot of drivers think they can drive like barstewards and get away with it.

These people end up having accidents. All of this is not rocket science. Don't drive like an idiot and there's every prospect that you won't end up being one.
This article obviously ignores the fact that a lot of drivers think they can drive like barstewards and get away with it. These people end up having accidents. All of this is not rocket science. Don't drive like an idiot and there's every prospect that you won't end up being one. Donald2000
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