Motorists face delays after two vehicle crash on A31

Motorists face delays after two vehicle crash on A31

Motorists face delays after two vehicle crash on A31

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THE A31 has been re-opened following an accident involving two vehicles on the A31 at Stag Gate, near Sturminster Marshall.

Police were called to a collision between a white Ducato campervan registered to a lady from Gillingham and a blue Voltswagen Caddy van registered to a man from Ferndown.

One man was ‘slightly injured’ and was taken to Poole General Hospital for a check-up.

The road was closed earlier between the Roundhouse Roundabout and Bere Regis for vehicle recovery.

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10:28pm Thu 17 Jul 14

MadMicke12 says...

What on earth is happening on Dorset roads. 3 accidents in 2 days. Either the standard of driving has gone down or the roads themselves are dangerous.

There is an old saying though, 'a road is only as dangerous as the driver, whatever the weather' Just today, this morning, on my road, which has a speed limit of 20 MPH, I saw a car come down at nearly 70 MPH.

Then, this afternoon, a car came down Queen Street well in excess of 60 MPH, not slowing down for the 'give way' sign at the Stanley Street junction. If another car had been coming across Queen Street, from Stanley Street towards Crescent Street, there would have been one almighty T-Boning, with the speeding driver being seriously injured or even killed.

When I shouted at him to slow down, all I got was a mouthful of abuse. I phoned the plod, and they were not interested as all I could give them was the type of car the idiot was driving. they said that without a reg number, there was not much they could do, but there are four CCTV cameras covering that area, so they could have looked at those films and got the reg number.

A yellow hatched box has been placed on the King Street/Queen Street junction, but these drivers don't seem to know that this is a 'do not enter box unless exit is clear. Then the traffic lights go red to allow traffic from Queen Street to enter King Street with a right hand turn, but no one can get through onto King Street because of the idiots stopped on the yellow box.

I know we say that the police wait in their cars on Littlemoor road to catch the unwary motorist for a fine and penalty points, but let me let you into a secret Mr. Plod. You could probably three times more revenue and penalty points just sitting at the camera screens on this junction alone and make more in a day than you do in three days at the Moor.

The only reason that so many accidents are happening is because drivers, and sometimes, pedestrians, do stupid things, on the road, or on the crossing. Yes, pedestrians are as bad. Crossing the busiest road in central Weymouth within 20 yards of the crossing point, and the one that really gets my goat is mothers with push chairs and prams, being stupid by crossing the road at a point where the crossing signals are only yards away, but they insist on endangering themselves, their children and other pedestrians or motorists.

All it needs is a little use of common sense, then probably 50 percent of these 'accidents' would never occur. The reason I enclosed the word 'accidents' like this is because I truly believe that most accidents are not actually accidents, just plain stupidity and risk taking.
What on earth is happening on Dorset roads. 3 accidents in 2 days. Either the standard of driving has gone down or the roads themselves are dangerous. There is an old saying though, 'a road is only as dangerous as the driver, whatever the weather' Just today, this morning, on my road, which has a speed limit of 20 MPH, I saw a car come down at nearly 70 MPH. Then, this afternoon, a car came down Queen Street well in excess of 60 MPH, not slowing down for the 'give way' sign at the Stanley Street junction. If another car had been coming across Queen Street, from Stanley Street towards Crescent Street, there would have been one almighty T-Boning, with the speeding driver being seriously injured or even killed. When I shouted at him to slow down, all I got was a mouthful of abuse. I phoned the plod, and they were not interested as all I could give them was the type of car the idiot was driving. they said that without a reg number, there was not much they could do, but there are four CCTV cameras covering that area, so they could have looked at those films and got the reg number. A yellow hatched box has been placed on the King Street/Queen Street junction, but these drivers don't seem to know that this is a 'do not enter box unless exit is clear. Then the traffic lights go red to allow traffic from Queen Street to enter King Street with a right hand turn, but no one can get through onto King Street because of the idiots stopped on the yellow box. I know we say that the police wait in their cars on Littlemoor road to catch the unwary motorist for a fine and penalty points, but let me let you into a secret Mr. Plod. You could probably three times more revenue and penalty points just sitting at the camera screens on this junction alone and make more in a day than you do in three days at the Moor. The only reason that so many accidents are happening is because drivers, and sometimes, pedestrians, do stupid things, on the road, or on the crossing. Yes, pedestrians are as bad. Crossing the busiest road in central Weymouth within 20 yards of the crossing point, and the one that really gets my goat is mothers with push chairs and prams, being stupid by crossing the road at a point where the crossing signals are only yards away, but they insist on endangering themselves, their children and other pedestrians or motorists. All it needs is a little use of common sense, then probably 50 percent of these 'accidents' would never occur. The reason I enclosed the word 'accidents' like this is because I truly believe that most accidents are not actually accidents, just plain stupidity and risk taking. MadMicke12
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