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    emmadavies wrote:
    jerymp wrote:
    stvjon41 wrote:
    Why should the council do something? The road itself isn't dangerous, the idiots that crash are the dangerous ones.

    There is ample signage and warnings for the average joe, so what else should the council do? I dont mean to sound harsh (i hope the people who had the crash are fine), but if you have an accident on this road, the only person to blame is yourself.
    Yes,I agree, I`ve been driving for 55 years and had my share of bumps, shunts and miscalculations on my part and by others but it has never been the fault of the road.
    Actually the road dips slightly near the bus stop at the bottom of the steps. People who don't know the area often lose control in the same place. It's no coincidence. Add that to the fact that the lights are switched off with inadequate edge of carriageway markings it all leads to a dangerous stretch.
    In the report it clearly states "two local people" so your comment that people who "don't know the road often lose control in the same place" is not really relevant in this instance, in your own words the "dip" is slight? the lack of street lighting is often quoted as a factor in traffic incidents usually by the persons involved, however most of the motorway and dual carriageway in Britain isn't illuminated at night, for example the Risca / Crosskeys bypass.
    As a local person you will be aware that this stretch of road from what is colloquially known as "the Wyllie bends" stretching to the traffic calming measures at the Ynysduu junction of Alexandra terrace is of such generous width that a hatched centre strip was marked out some years ago giving a correctly driven vehicle plenty of room to manoeuvre if needed, having driven this road many hundreds possibly thousands of times, in several types of vehicle ranging from small family cars to tanker lorries apart from the badly parked vehicles on the Cwmfelinfach stretch this road is of a good to high standard and, if, driven at a reasonable speed by a sober careful driver would present absolutely no danger."
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