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Please sign my petition

Please sign my petition , and post the linky anywhere you think will help to get the required numer of signatures.
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/6272
Thank you  Wink
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Re: Please sign my petition

Done Shutter.  I often think something better should be done.
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Re: Please sign my petition

What's the petition about?
And has ANYTHING ever been done with these petitions? I mean we sign them and then they say they will "look into it" or whatever but NOTHING is done  Tongue
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Re: Please sign my petition

Quote from: Hairy
What's the petition about?


Erm.... have a read of it, and see  Roll eyes
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Re: Please sign my petition

@Shutter ...done
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@shutter. Signed....good luck, but suspect the Police will find more reasons to keep a road closed until they're ready than for reopening quickly. However having been stuck twice and reversed on a motorway before adequate diversions are set-up, while investigations (both involved gas cylinders) are taking place, I agree with the sentiments of your petition.
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Re: Please sign my petition

bit much asking us to look at the petition to find out the subject, but my thoughts
what are you complaining about?
Last time I was caught up was on the M5, a van had an accident and leaked a large amount of oil onto the carriageway, this meant closing the road while the maintenence crew neutralized the oil, we were stuck for just one hour, the police did escort two horse boxes past
In the case of a fatal, the police have to shut off the road until full forensic evidence has been recorded, if it happens at night this can take a long time, as the team cant start till the following morning.
with this weeks M25 accident the crash barrier had to be replaced, the road had to be resurfaced, as the lorry caught fire, an overhead gantry was damaged, thats why it took a long time.
Have you ever been on a busy motorway?, by the time the police get to a junction you will have up to 10 mile of backed up traffic
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Have to admit the last time I encountered a road closure, a few months ago, I was impressed with the Police action. They closed the dual carriage way  at a slip road so all traffic was diverted  then the cars that were trap on the road between this junction and the incident, which I was one, were turned around to exit at the same junction. I was delayed by an hour. I don't know whether it was the time of the incident, 4am, but the Police seemed to handle the incident better than what I have observed in normal working hours.
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Fair enough but I would be more interested in signing a petition to stop miles and miles of carriageway coned off but with nobody working behind the cones.
I Can't see why they don't get a large group of workmen to complete the work as soon as possible rather than a few workmen taking months longer to complete the same work.
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I agree with that gleneagles.. It drives me nuts seeing miles of abandoned roadworks with temporary speed limits in place and absolutely no risk to any person at all.
Just do it like they did in the old days. Get a bloody great work force, do it ASAP and get it done. None of this poncy rota / shiftwork and only one crew to actually do the job. Just get it done fast like they do on the railways (eg they do stuff overnight / over the weekend and have it ready for use by the Monday).
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Something needs done about this, Locals have been pursuing this for years now.
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/article/11888/laurencekirk-junction-flyover-dithering-of-snp-critic...
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friends and i were discussing this very problem the other night after seeing a fifteen mile tailback on some motorway.  considering solutions, the idea arose of spaces along the central reservation whereby traffic could be directed onto the opposite carriageway to rejoin flowing traffic.  they can then get off at the next exit.
where both carriage ways are closed, a system of quick acting feed-road closures, together with personnel to direct the rear of the tailback to reverse to the designated exit, where more personnel will safely direct them back to regular traffic.
these procedures may be costly, but the amount of lolly sitting on the motorway for endless hours might more than compensate for efficient methods of helping stuck vehicles get moving again.
returning to london along the A2 some years ago, we got stuck because some prat had shut the blackwall tunnel.  it took 2 hours to shunt along a half-mile, with no exit available.  eventually we got off and took a roundabout route back to our destination.  it put me right off long journeys.
if this problem is not addressed pronto, we shall see serious misbehaviour along the length of the jam, with frustrated, tired, thirsty, hungry, need-emptying folk suffering untold misery as they wait for the fuzz to take their own sweet time gawping at the site of the holdup for clooz.  accepted that the gawping needs done, the fuzz need to include consideration for the cost to the economy of keeping all these motorists prisoner for an indefinite period.
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As I understand it.... In the US of A... when a accident occurs on one of their freeways, it is usually re-opened within 30 mins to get SOME traffic moving, and within 1 hour to complete the investigations
(and before Pierre pokes his bit about repairing the carriageway etc... yes, but that does NOT need the whole width of the motorway to be closed ALL the time... )  as you are well aware, they cone of a section where the workforce is... and put speed restrictions on that bit while the work is being carried out....
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Personally I think our motorways should start to be widened on the busiest ones which are the major backbone of the countrys traffic. I don't mean using the hard shoulder as an extra line either.. I mean an extra 2 or 3 lanes per direction. That said.. there isn't any money for that is there.. just for the banks.
Of course ultimately we'd get our railways reopened that Dr Beeching closed... but that'll never happen.. they prefer to build bus tracks on them now line in Cambridgeshire. I'll admit thats a pretty nifty idea.. but for the same cost they could of put a  much faster railway there instead (although the busses can slip off onto the normal road at least and then drive you straight into town).
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
pierre_pierre
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Shutter there was no road surface on the M25, the lorry fire burnt it off,