Post by Administrator on Nov 21, 2006 19:11:57 GMT
I was picking up Ellie from South Moreton School and I could not believe the speed that some drivers attain whilst hacking down the High Street. I think the Parish Council should put pressure on the highways authority to get drivers to slow down at the critical points around the two villages. Speed bumps will eventually become a necessity, perhaps it is best to put them down before this point is reached. In South Moreton High Street that time is already upon us. In North Moreton there is a definite need to get drivers to slow down before they meet the 90 degree bend at the West End of the village.
That straight is a drag-test for most drivers. Perhaps we should have a sign saying "Twinned with Le Mans".
Post by Roger Templeman on Dec 22, 2006 1:21:41 GMT
Yes, some cars go too fast, but those gateways are a big waste of money and ignored by any motorist that is minded to speed. The money would have been better spent on providing footways beside roads and/or properly repairing the potholes on the edges of roads. Both measures would improve pedestrian and cyclist safety. Those cowpat sized patches of tarmac that appear in potholes from time to time are also a waste of time and money - they soon get worn away. I don't want speedbumps - bus companies will use them as an excuse to cut our public transport provision further, and they are not good news for parishioners' cars. Let's have some footways, especially on the roads from North Moreton to the school - have you seen those OCC jokes saying 'help the environment by forming a walking bus to school'. I suppose killing a few kids would help! I was also amused by a poster on the SMS entrance bearing the slogan: 'use the bus to get to school'. I think parents have noticed that the bus service between the Moretons and Didcot at school times was withdrawn 2 years ago, so parents have little alternative but use cars.