Council to restore white lines on Weymouth to Bridport coast road

Dorset Echo: Council to restore white lines on Weymouth to Bridport coast road Council to restore white lines on Weymouth to Bridport coast road

COUNCILLORS have agreed to reinstate the white lines on the B3157 coast road.

The move comes after public concern about the impact of removing the lines from the route between Weymouth and Bridport back in 2008.

Figures considered by members of Dorset County Council's cabinet showed that since the implementation of the coast road scheme in December 2008 to September last year there had been 73 collisions in which somebody had been injured compared to 66 in the same period before the scheme was introduced.

Of those collisions four resulted in fatalities and 19 in serious injuries.

However, members were told that that the majority of collisions had occurred in areas where the road markings had remained and the main contributing factor had been driver error.

Cabinet member for community services Peter Finney said: “There is no direct evidence one way or another to prove or disprove that there is any ill effects from having the lines there or not.”

The committee heard representations from local members Ron Coatsworth, Ros Kayes and Ian Gardner citing concerns by residents about the impact on road safety since the markings were removed, particularly when it is foggy or misty.

Coun Coatsworth said that reinstating the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.

He said: “It has the support of practically everybody who lives along the road and they are the important people.”

Coun Kayes added: “If the aim of their removal was to improve safety and reduce road casualties, the statistics show that it has seemingly failed do so.”

Coun Gardner said: “I do recognise the logic behind the original proposal but unfortunately the scheme has not met with the support of most of our residents and there is a concern with regard to coastal fog and mist.”

He added: “Many regular road users feel that speeds have increased following the central white line removal and there appears to be more overtaking where the speed limit has been reduced from 60mph to 50mph.”

The cabinet member for corporate resources Robert Gould told the meeting: “What we have got to do is take a very pragmatic approach and show we are listening to very genuine concerns.”

The committee agreed to reinstate the white lines, which will cost around £10,000.

Members were told that the work may not be completed immediately because road marking can only be done when the road is dry and free from salt.

Interim director for environment Mike Harries added that officers would continue to monitor the road and keep the issue under review.

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12:38pm Wed 15 Jan 14

terra firma says...

It would make excellent sense to do it now while the road through Abbotsbury is still closed. But then this is the DCC!
It would make excellent sense to do it now while the road through Abbotsbury is still closed. But then this is the DCC! terra firma

12:58pm Wed 15 Jan 14

shy talk says...

“Of those collisions four resulted in fatalities and 19 in serious injuries” And it took this long to reinstate white lines.

Since the white lines were removed to save money. I have driven this road at thirty miles an hour for my own safety. Because the amount of drivers coming towards me at speed who stray into the centre of the road.

White lines give drivers a point of reference to the centre of the road.
“Of those collisions four resulted in fatalities and 19 in serious injuries” And it took this long to reinstate white lines. Since the white lines were removed to save money. I have driven this road at thirty miles an hour for my own safety. Because the amount of drivers coming towards me at speed who stray into the centre of the road. White lines give drivers a point of reference to the centre of the road. shy talk

2:45pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.'

Really?
'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really? Bob Goulding

3:14pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Tinker2 says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?
Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: 'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?[/p][/quote]Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!" Tinker2

3:53pm Wed 15 Jan 14

arlbergbahn says...

How could they possibly afford the paint?
How could they possibly afford the paint? arlbergbahn

3:59pm Wed 15 Jan 14

unexpected error says...

At last common sense prevails. Perhaps the funds should be deducted from the salary of the silly b*ggers who thought it was a good idea in the first place especially when so many people were telling them otherwise.
At last common sense prevails. Perhaps the funds should be deducted from the salary of the silly b*ggers who thought it was a good idea in the first place especially when so many people were telling them otherwise. unexpected error

4:06pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

Tinker2 wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?
Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"
'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up!
[quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: 'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?[/p][/quote]Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"[/p][/quote]'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up! Bob Goulding

4:29pm Wed 15 Jan 14

shy talk says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?
Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"
'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up!
Bob Goulding nothing to do with me. Who is are new proofreader and spellchecker, keep up the good work Bob.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: 'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?[/p][/quote]Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"[/p][/quote]'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up![/p][/quote]Bob Goulding nothing to do with me. Who is are new proofreader and spellchecker, keep up the good work Bob. shy talk

6:16pm Wed 15 Jan 14

simon26r says...

Lol I can sell the echo Microsoft Word. Has a spell checker.

As for the white lines. What muppet would remove them on top of a hill prone to fog. Are they going to put the cats eyes back. I seen that they filled the holes at Portesham today. I guess they have 3 months to complete the job with the road closure.

I will do the job for £8000 including vat
Lol I can sell the echo Microsoft Word. Has a spell checker. As for the white lines. What muppet would remove them on top of a hill prone to fog. Are they going to put the cats eyes back. I seen that they filled the holes at Portesham today. I guess they have 3 months to complete the job with the road closure. I will do the job for £8000 including vat simon26r

6:32pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Uptonian2 says...

http://assets.dft.go
v.uk/publications/tr
affic-signs-manual/t
raffic-signs-manual-
chapter-05.pdf

White lines save lives in the middle and at the sides of a road,
http://assets.dft.go v.uk/publications/tr affic-signs-manual/t raffic-signs-manual- chapter-05.pdf White lines save lives in the middle and at the sides of a road, Uptonian2

6:33pm Wed 15 Jan 14

MrTomSmith says...

The whole road needs to 40 mph, only way to reduce these shocking statistics. One day it will happen.............
The whole road needs to 40 mph, only way to reduce these shocking statistics. One day it will happen............. MrTomSmith

6:57pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

shy talk wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?
Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"
'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up!
Bob Goulding nothing to do with me. Who is are new proofreader and spellchecker, keep up the good work Bob.
Could be a good little earner though (not). Just a bit of fun.
[quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: 'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?[/p][/quote]Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"[/p][/quote]'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up![/p][/quote]Bob Goulding nothing to do with me. Who is are new proofreader and spellchecker, keep up the good work Bob.[/p][/quote]Could be a good little earner though (not). Just a bit of fun. Bob Goulding

7:03pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Tinker2 says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote: 'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?
Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"
'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up!
Bob. for 'misstakes' please substitute the 'm' for a 'p' and by the way 'swimming' often has a silent 'p' in it.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: 'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?[/p][/quote]Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"[/p][/quote]'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up![/p][/quote]Bob. for 'misstakes' please substitute the 'm' for a 'p' and by the way 'swimming' often has a silent 'p' in it. Tinker2

7:45pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

Tinker2 wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote: 'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?
Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"
'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up!
Bob. for 'misstakes' please substitute the 'm' for a 'p' and by the way 'swimming' often has a silent 'p' in it.
Love it!
[quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: 'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?[/p][/quote]Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"[/p][/quote]'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up![/p][/quote]Bob. for 'misstakes' please substitute the 'm' for a 'p' and by the way 'swimming' often has a silent 'p' in it.[/p][/quote]Love it! Bob Goulding

11:15pm Wed 15 Jan 14

MrTomSmith says...

unexpected error wrote:
At last common sense prevails. Perhaps the funds should be deducted from the salary of the silly b*ggers who thought it was a good idea in the first place especially when so many people were telling them otherwise.
Most certainly, they should be sacked, in fact if a death was caused by this, then perhaps they should be charged with man slaughter.

We pay and pay again for our roads to be safe. Yes there are too many lunatics driving about to make it safe, BUT as in my first post, protection should be put in place to ensure our safely.

A) Correct speed limits for the road
B) More Police patrols
C) Higher penalties for speeding (6 months in jail)
D) No overtaking
E) No driving listening to the Radio
F) Free Condoms

F)
[quote][p][bold]unexpected error[/bold] wrote: At last common sense prevails. Perhaps the funds should be deducted from the salary of the silly b*ggers who thought it was a good idea in the first place especially when so many people were telling them otherwise.[/p][/quote]Most certainly, they should be sacked, in fact if a death was caused by this, then perhaps they should be charged with man slaughter. We pay and pay again for our roads to be safe. Yes there are too many lunatics driving about to make it safe, BUT as in my first post, protection should be put in place to ensure our safely. A) Correct speed limits for the road B) More Police patrols C) Higher penalties for speeding (6 months in jail) D) No overtaking E) No driving listening to the Radio F) Free Condoms F) MrTomSmith

10:43am Thu 16 Jan 14

elloello1980 says...

Tinker2 wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Tinker2 wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote: 'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?
Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"
'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up!
Bob. for 'misstakes' please substitute the 'm' for a 'p' and by the way 'swimming' often has a silent 'p' in it.
lol
[quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: 'Coun Coatsworth said that removing the white lines would have 'overwhelming public support' from communities that live along the road and those who use it.' Really?[/p][/quote]Typo I think? look through the article and it is riddled with misstakes. Wonder if echo has got a proof reader? I always used to say "if you quote just two words to the echo, they are bound to misspell them and get them in the wrong order!"[/p][/quote]'misstakes'? Please tell me this is just a wind-up![/p][/quote]Bob. for 'misstakes' please substitute the 'm' for a 'p' and by the way 'swimming' often has a silent 'p' in it.[/p][/quote]lol elloello1980

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