Motorists escape after Bridgwater crash

Motorists escape after Bridgwater crash

Motorists escape after Bridgwater crash

First published in Bridgwater Area News

TWO cars were involved in a crash on Wylds Road in Bridgwater this morning (July 4).

Emergency services attended the scene at 8.20am where two casualties got clear of the vehicles and were treated by paramedics.

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6:40pm Thu 5 Jul 12

the voice of common sense says...

If that junction was a roundabout the collision would not have happened, or been as serious.

I can't understand the mad desire to have traffic lights everywhere, they cause hold ups and accidents, look at bath road last week and the number of collisions at morrisons, all caused by badly designed traffic light phasing.

When a collision happens on a roundabout it mainly causes a bit of damage maybe a lost no claims bonus and everyone goes on their way unharmed.

The silver fish junction is a very serious accident waiting to happen.

Remove all lights and replace them with roundabouts.

Come on Sedgemoor let County hall know what is causing the traffic hold ups in Bridgwater and tell them to remove their lights now.
If that junction was a roundabout the collision would not have happened, or been as serious. I can't understand the mad desire to have traffic lights everywhere, they cause hold ups and accidents, look at bath road last week and the number of collisions at morrisons, all caused by badly designed traffic light phasing. When a collision happens on a roundabout it mainly causes a bit of damage maybe a lost no claims bonus and everyone goes on their way unharmed. The silver fish junction is a very serious accident waiting to happen. Remove all lights and replace them with roundabouts. Come on Sedgemoor let County hall know what is causing the traffic hold ups in Bridgwater and tell them to remove their lights now. the voice of common sense
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9:17pm Thu 5 Jul 12

sheldoncooper says...

Have to agree re Silver Fish.

I travel up and down Puriton Hill 4 times daily and have seen dozens of near misses with cars coming down Puriton Hill and turning right into town.

Nowhere is there a sign saying priority to traffic from the left so strangers to the town ( and some locals) see the green light and go straight through without looking to see the artic coming at them at full speed from their left.

Also if the lights are green and no traffic from the left have lost count of the times sat behind a car that refuses to go until the arrow comes on, only for the light to go straight to red.

Heres an even more confusing quote for the government website concerning traffic lights:-

"Although you may turn right on a full green signal, a right-turn GREEN
ARROW showing at the same time indicates that turning right should
be easier. Always check that opposing traffic has stopped before
proceeding "
Have to agree re Silver Fish. I travel up and down Puriton Hill 4 times daily and have seen dozens of near misses with cars coming down Puriton Hill and turning right into town. Nowhere is there a sign saying priority to traffic from the left so strangers to the town ( and some locals) see the green light and go straight through without looking to see the artic coming at them at full speed from their left. Also if the lights are green and no traffic from the left have lost count of the times sat behind a car that refuses to go until the arrow comes on, only for the light to go straight to red. Heres an even more confusing quote for the government website concerning traffic lights:- "Although you may turn right on a full green signal, a right-turn GREEN ARROW showing at the same time indicates that turning right should be easier. Always check that opposing traffic has stopped before proceeding " sheldoncooper
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