Talks today on A64 safety

York Press: Talks today on A64 safety Talks today on A64 safety

POLICE officers and Highways Agency officials are to meet political leaders today to discuss improving safety on the A64 at Bilbrough Top, between York and Tadcaster.

The meeting was called by Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams and local councillor Richard Musgrave after a spate of accidents on the dual carriageway, most recently last month when two cars and a van crashed, blocking the westbound carriageway.

The accident happened less than 100 metres from the scene of a fatal crash in late 2012, and close to where a pedestrian was killed last November.

Cllr Musgrave has said he cannot accept that the accidents on the stretch of road have all been a coincidence, and he wants all options considered, while he personally believed it should be a 50mph zone.

Mr Adams has said all the factors needed to be examined, including the bends, camber, road layout and speed of vehicles.

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11:34am Tue 22 Apr 14

BL2 says...

50mph is not the answer. Improving the road layout may be. Removing pedestrians from the road would help!
50mph is not the answer. Improving the road layout may be. Removing pedestrians from the road would help! BL2
  • Score: -8

12:06pm Tue 22 Apr 14

MrsHoney says...

The whole of the A64 is dangerous, pretty much every day there is a report of an accident somewhere along it. I was coming home last Saturday and passed an overturned crumpled caravan which was half blocking the road. (Can't say I'm surprised as there were loads going well over the limit). Impatient drivers are the most common problem but how do you get rid of them? (Introducing speed limits won't help their impatience).
The whole of the A64 is dangerous, pretty much every day there is a report of an accident somewhere along it. I was coming home last Saturday and passed an overturned crumpled caravan which was half blocking the road. (Can't say I'm surprised as there were loads going well over the limit). Impatient drivers are the most common problem but how do you get rid of them? (Introducing speed limits won't help their impatience). MrsHoney
  • Score: 12

12:59pm Tue 22 Apr 14

rothko says...

Maybe they should also discuss the risks associated with an exit from the new Whinthorpe town onto the A64 if it gets the go ahead.
Maybe they should also discuss the risks associated with an exit from the new Whinthorpe town onto the A64 if it gets the go ahead. rothko
  • Score: 3

1:32pm Tue 22 Apr 14

YorkPatrol says...

MrsHoney wrote:
The whole of the A64 is dangerous, pretty much every day there is a report of an accident somewhere along it. I was coming home last Saturday and passed an overturned crumpled caravan which was half blocking the road. (Can't say I'm surprised as there were loads going well over the limit). Impatient drivers are the most common problem but how do you get rid of them? (Introducing speed limits won't help their impatience).
It's minimum speed limits the A64 needs
[quote][p][bold]MrsHoney[/bold] wrote: The whole of the A64 is dangerous, pretty much every day there is a report of an accident somewhere along it. I was coming home last Saturday and passed an overturned crumpled caravan which was half blocking the road. (Can't say I'm surprised as there were loads going well over the limit). Impatient drivers are the most common problem but how do you get rid of them? (Introducing speed limits won't help their impatience).[/p][/quote]It's minimum speed limits the A64 needs YorkPatrol
  • Score: -15

2:27pm Tue 22 Apr 14

AGuyFromStrensall says...

With a 50mph limit people who would go a the limit will go 50. People who were going to speed madly will still go way over the limit and try to overtake the people going even slower even more.

So the only the only people who suffer are sensible drivers. Top planning!
With a 50mph limit people who would go a the limit will go 50. People who were going to speed madly will still go way over the limit and try to overtake the people going even slower even more. So the only the only people who suffer are sensible drivers. Top planning! AGuyFromStrensall
  • Score: -13

3:58pm Tue 22 Apr 14

pedalling paul says...

No such thing as a dangerous road...only dangerous road users!!.
No such thing as a dangerous road...only dangerous road users!!. pedalling paul
  • Score: 18

5:38pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Caecilius says...

AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
With a 50mph limit people who would go a the limit will go 50. People who were going to speed madly will still go way over the limit and try to overtake the people going even slower even more.

So the only the only people who suffer are sensible drivers. Top planning!
But surely, by that logic, there should be no speed limits at all (you might even say, by extension, no laws at all) because we know that some people will break them? The answer is to enforce the law and impose a penalty that hits the individual hard enough to stop them breaking it again.
[quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: With a 50mph limit people who would go a the limit will go 50. People who were going to speed madly will still go way over the limit and try to overtake the people going even slower even more. So the only the only people who suffer are sensible drivers. Top planning![/p][/quote]But surely, by that logic, there should be no speed limits at all (you might even say, by extension, no laws at all) because we know that some people will break them? The answer is to enforce the law and impose a penalty that hits the individual hard enough to stop them breaking it again. Caecilius
  • Score: 11

10:16pm Tue 22 Apr 14

MouseHouse says...

No more dangerous than many other roads. It could and should be made safe by better driving.
No more dangerous than many other roads. It could and should be made safe by better driving. MouseHouse
  • Score: 4

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