LiveTravel Chaos: Four incidents on West Dorset roads

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Summary

  • A35 Chideock - Crash involving a car and a pedestrian
  • A354 in Winterborne Herringston junction - Five car crash
  • A35 near the Monkeys Jump roundabout - Four car crash
  • Littlemoor Road, Weymouth - Broken down car at Coombe Valley Road junction
  • Tweet us @Dorsetecho if you have been caught up in the traffic.

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5:46pm Thu 28 Aug 14

melcombe boy says...

Give us decent bloody roads!
Give us decent bloody roads! melcombe boy
  • Score: -10

6:36pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Peter6 says...

Nothing wrong with the roads it's the people who drive like idiots that are the problem.
Nothing wrong with the roads it's the people who drive like idiots that are the problem. Peter6
  • Score: 23

6:56pm Thu 28 Aug 14

arlbergbahn says...

There's a ridiculous un-closeable pop-up Ad that pops up and blocks half of what it says once you get about 2/3 of the way down the page. Can the Echo remove it please?
There's a ridiculous un-closeable pop-up Ad that pops up and blocks half of what it says once you get about 2/3 of the way down the page. Can the Echo remove it please? arlbergbahn
  • Score: 15

7:00pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Bollard says...

Most importantly, let's hope nobody's been hurt too badly. To be honest, I've avoided driving anywhere too far lately as the traffic has been so bad with more people 'staycationing'.
Most importantly, let's hope nobody's been hurt too badly. To be honest, I've avoided driving anywhere too far lately as the traffic has been so bad with more people 'staycationing'. Bollard
  • Score: 4

10:48pm Thu 28 Aug 14

melcombe boy says...

Peter6 wrote:
Nothing wrong with the roads it's the people who drive like idiots that are the problem.
The U.k has the poorest road infrastructure in Europe. I am not defending driving standards, but a proper 21st century road network would help.
It is outrageous that Dorset doesn't have an East-West modern dual carriageway running through it, or even proper access to the M5 when going north.
Every developed European Country has double the amount of dual carriageway roads per person when compared to the U.K.!
[quote][p][bold]Peter6[/bold] wrote: Nothing wrong with the roads it's the people who drive like idiots that are the problem.[/p][/quote]The U.k has the poorest road infrastructure in Europe. I am not defending driving standards, but a proper 21st century road network would help. It is outrageous that Dorset doesn't have an East-West modern dual carriageway running through it, or even proper access to the M5 when going north. Every developed European Country has double the amount of dual carriageway roads per person when compared to the U.K.! melcombe boy
  • Score: 6

7:06am Fri 29 Aug 14

unexpected error says...

Peter6 wrote:
Nothing wrong with the roads it's the people who drive like idiots that are the problem.
Yes, but the reality is drivers will lose concentration, make errors in judgement, get frustrated with imcompetent drivers etc etc etc. We are after all just human.

Therefore, roads should be made as easy as possible to negotiate and enable quick passage from A to B so that the above human frailities don't cause accidents that injure or kill people. The accident rate on Dorset roads is way to high.
[quote][p][bold]Peter6[/bold] wrote: Nothing wrong with the roads it's the people who drive like idiots that are the problem.[/p][/quote]Yes, but the reality is drivers will lose concentration, make errors in judgement, get frustrated with imcompetent drivers etc etc etc. We are after all just human. Therefore, roads should be made as easy as possible to negotiate and enable quick passage from A to B so that the above human frailities don't cause accidents that injure or kill people. The accident rate on Dorset roads is way to high. unexpected error
  • Score: 3

6:56pm Fri 29 Aug 14

JackJohnson says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
There's a ridiculous un-closeable pop-up Ad that pops up and blocks half of what it says once you get about 2/3 of the way down the page. Can the Echo remove it please?
Turn your pop-up blocker on, and scan for viruses. It's probably nothing to do the the OHEC.
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: There's a ridiculous un-closeable pop-up Ad that pops up and blocks half of what it says once you get about 2/3 of the way down the page. Can the Echo remove it please?[/p][/quote]Turn your pop-up blocker on, and scan for viruses. It's probably nothing to do the the OHEC. JackJohnson
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Fri 29 Aug 14

JackJohnson says...

unexpected error wrote:
Peter6 wrote:
Nothing wrong with the roads it's the people who drive like idiots that are the problem.
Yes, but the reality is drivers will lose concentration, make errors in judgement, get frustrated with imcompetent drivers etc etc etc. We are after all just human.

Therefore, roads should be made as easy as possible to negotiate and enable quick passage from A to B so that the above human frailities don't cause accidents that injure or kill people. The accident rate on Dorset roads is way to high.
Trying to make roads idiot proof won't remove the idiots. Whatever you do will only force them to find other ways to be idiots.
[quote][p][bold]unexpected error[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter6[/bold] wrote: Nothing wrong with the roads it's the people who drive like idiots that are the problem.[/p][/quote]Yes, but the reality is drivers will lose concentration, make errors in judgement, get frustrated with imcompetent drivers etc etc etc. We are after all just human. Therefore, roads should be made as easy as possible to negotiate and enable quick passage from A to B so that the above human frailities don't cause accidents that injure or kill people. The accident rate on Dorset roads is way to high.[/p][/quote]Trying to make roads idiot proof won't remove the idiots. Whatever you do will only force them to find other ways to be idiots. JackJohnson
  • Score: 2

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