Why was crash crossing broken?

Gazette: The crash scene and the broken lights at the Avenue of Remembrance, Colchester. The crash scene and the broken lights at the Avenue of Remembrance, Colchester.

COUNCIL bosses have been slammed after waiting until a pedestrian was seriously injured in a car crash before fixing broken traffic lights.

The man, 47, was struck as he tried to cross the busy Avenue of Remembrance, in Colchester, at a crossing near St Helena School.

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10:49am Mon 10 Mar 14

DailyGazette says...

....and pot holes (creators) ((canyons))
....and pot holes (creators) ((canyons)) DailyGazette
  • Score: 1

11:38am Mon 10 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Plenty of Teflon at ECC!

Nobody, from Joanna Killen, the Chief Executive or the Leader of the Council down to the Highways officers and Mr (non stick) Rodney Bass will accept that once again they got it wrong, but this time seriously wrong! They are nothing short of a disgrace. Time Colchester became a Unitary authority and then the buck will stop at CBC.
Plenty of Teflon at ECC! Nobody, from Joanna Killen, the Chief Executive or the Leader of the Council down to the Highways officers and Mr (non stick) Rodney Bass will accept that once again they got it wrong, but this time seriously wrong! They are nothing short of a disgrace. Time Colchester became a Unitary authority and then the buck will stop at CBC. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 19

4:44pm Mon 10 Mar 14

A Very Primate Gentleman says...

I crossed a road once, back in the good old days before roads were ruined by all of the flipping teflon's at the council offices.
I crossed a road once, back in the good old days before roads were ruined by all of the flipping teflon's at the council offices. A Very Primate Gentleman
  • Score: -9

5:15pm Mon 10 Mar 14

gizabreak says...

Too many chiefs and not enough Indians ..... Report a problem to one dept..goes to someone to respond then to someone to read and then someone to decide who should deal with it..then send it to the team to come out and see it...then back to the guy who decides if it's necessary...then onto someone to okay the bill for it..then back to the guy in charge of the team ..then out to the workers on the van to do the job....any wonder they can never get anything done ??? But they all got a good salary at the end. !!!!!
Too many chiefs and not enough Indians ..... Report a problem to one dept..goes to someone to respond then to someone to read and then someone to decide who should deal with it..then send it to the team to come out and see it...then back to the guy who decides if it's necessary...then onto someone to okay the bill for it..then back to the guy in charge of the team ..then out to the workers on the van to do the job....any wonder they can never get anything done ??? But they all got a good salary at the end. !!!!! gizabreak
  • Score: 4

7:52pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Lloyd George says...

gizabreak wrote:
Too many chiefs and not enough Indians ..... Report a problem to one dept..goes to someone to respond then to someone to read and then someone to decide who should deal with it..then send it to the team to come out and see it...then back to the guy who decides if it's necessary...then onto someone to okay the bill for it..then back to the guy in charge of the team ..then out to the workers on the van to do the job....any wonder they can never get anything done ??? But they all got a good salary at the end. !!!!!
Correct. Have a look at all the pedestrian crossing railing so smashed down by car accidents in Colchester. Ugly unattractive an a major incident waiting to happen. Complacent councils with no regard for aesthetics in Britains oldest recorded town, apart from the potential danger. This disregard would never happen in Canterbury, York, Bath etc.
[quote][p][bold]gizabreak[/bold] wrote: Too many chiefs and not enough Indians ..... Report a problem to one dept..goes to someone to respond then to someone to read and then someone to decide who should deal with it..then send it to the team to come out and see it...then back to the guy who decides if it's necessary...then onto someone to okay the bill for it..then back to the guy in charge of the team ..then out to the workers on the van to do the job....any wonder they can never get anything done ??? But they all got a good salary at the end. !!!!![/p][/quote]Correct. Have a look at all the pedestrian crossing railing so smashed down by car accidents in Colchester. Ugly unattractive an a major incident waiting to happen. Complacent councils with no regard for aesthetics in Britains oldest recorded town, apart from the potential danger. This disregard would never happen in Canterbury, York, Bath etc. Lloyd George
  • Score: 5

9:18pm Mon 10 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
I crossed a road once, back in the good old days before roads were ruined by all of the flipping teflon's at the council offices.
Unlike the idiot using a copy of my name and berating my posts

I reported this crossing malfunction over two weeks ago I pass the point daily.
The Teflon's at the County where not interested as usual, along with their co non sticks here in the wonderful borough of decency honesty and back hand brown envelopes.
County spent a fortune road blocking sainsburys last week and carrying out random stop & search for scrap metal, with a number of agencies involved.
yet not one of the C.H.I.P.S.
California/Colcheste
r Highway Patrol Services appeared to do nothing about the lights.
The most busiest pedestrian controlled crossing in the town unserviceable for two weeks?
Well done Teflon's nothing will stick to you do not worry?
Yes you are a PRIMATE?
Your primate thoughts should now be with the chap critically ill in hospital with serious injuries.
Jack Edward
A Very PRIVATE Gentleman:
LOL I am falling over myself. What a silly and stupid post?
[quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: I crossed a road once, back in the good old days before roads were ruined by all of the flipping teflon's at the council offices.[/p][/quote]Unlike the idiot using a copy of my name and berating my posts I reported this crossing malfunction over two weeks ago I pass the point daily. The Teflon's at the County where not interested as usual, along with their co non sticks here in the wonderful borough of decency honesty and back hand brown envelopes. County spent a fortune road blocking sainsburys last week and carrying out random stop & search for scrap metal, with a number of agencies involved. yet not one of the C.H.I.P.S. California/Colcheste r Highway Patrol Services appeared to do nothing about the lights. The most busiest pedestrian controlled crossing in the town unserviceable for two weeks? Well done Teflon's nothing will stick to you do not worry? Yes you are a PRIMATE? Your primate thoughts should now be with the chap critically ill in hospital with serious injuries. Jack Edward A Very PRIVATE Gentleman: LOL I am falling over myself. What a silly and stupid post? A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -6

9:19pm Mon 10 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
I crossed a road once, back in the good old days before roads were ruined by all of the flipping teflon's at the council offices.
Unlike the idiot using a copy of my name and berating my posts

I reported this crossing malfunction over two weeks ago I pass the point daily.
The Teflon's at the County where not interested as usual, along with their co non sticks here in the wonderful borough of decency honesty and back hand brown envelopes.
County spent a fortune road blocking sainsburys last week and carrying out random stop & search for scrap metal, with a number of agencies involved.
yet not one of the C.H.I.P.S.
California/Colcheste
r Highway Patrol Services appeared to do nothing about the lights.
The most busiest pedestrian controlled crossing in the town unserviceable for two weeks?
Well done Teflon's nothing will stick to you do not worry?
Yes you are a PRIMATE?
Your primate thoughts should now be with the chap critically ill in hospital with serious injuries.
Jack Edward
A Very PRIVATE Gentleman:
LOL I am falling over myself. What a silly and stupid post?
[quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: I crossed a road once, back in the good old days before roads were ruined by all of the flipping teflon's at the council offices.[/p][/quote]Unlike the idiot using a copy of my name and berating my posts I reported this crossing malfunction over two weeks ago I pass the point daily. The Teflon's at the County where not interested as usual, along with their co non sticks here in the wonderful borough of decency honesty and back hand brown envelopes. County spent a fortune road blocking sainsburys last week and carrying out random stop & search for scrap metal, with a number of agencies involved. yet not one of the C.H.I.P.S. California/Colcheste r Highway Patrol Services appeared to do nothing about the lights. The most busiest pedestrian controlled crossing in the town unserviceable for two weeks? Well done Teflon's nothing will stick to you do not worry? Yes you are a PRIMATE? Your primate thoughts should now be with the chap critically ill in hospital with serious injuries. Jack Edward A Very PRIVATE Gentleman: LOL I am falling over myself. What a silly and stupid post? A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -3

9:36pm Mon 10 Mar 14

colcestrian says...

If they had left the Zebra crossing there then the problem wouldn't have occurred, as nothing to break on a Zebra. Plus the traffic would flow more freely, as everytime I have passed by when the lights are red the pedestrian is 30 yards past having crossed and the roundabout is blocked with waiting cars
If they had left the Zebra crossing there then the problem wouldn't have occurred, as nothing to break on a Zebra. Plus the traffic would flow more freely, as everytime I have passed by when the lights are red the pedestrian is 30 yards past having crossed and the roundabout is blocked with waiting cars colcestrian
  • Score: -2

9:53pm Mon 10 Mar 14

cynicalsubber says...

A zebra crossing would be a disaster at the busiest times because of the near constant stream of people crossing. A footbridge would be the best bet, but even then you'd get idiots trying to beat the traffic rather than use it.
A zebra crossing would be a disaster at the busiest times because of the near constant stream of people crossing. A footbridge would be the best bet, but even then you'd get idiots trying to beat the traffic rather than use it. cynicalsubber
  • Score: 6

2:17pm Tue 11 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

The lights out of action did not injure the pedestrian.the motorist who drove into him did.
The lights out of action did not injure the pedestrian.the motorist who drove into him did. stevedawson
  • Score: 2

5:46pm Tue 11 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

stevedawson wrote:
The lights out of action did not injure the pedestrian.the motorist who drove into him did.
One accepts and appreciates your quote Steve

However is it not a bit like saying the Pilot killed the passengers and not the malfunction of the lights in the cockpit?

Pedestrians had to take risks in jumping on to the road to get across the pass way.

Very few motorists stopped for them on a basis similar to a yellow beacon crossing.

AVPG Jack Edward Clarke.
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: The lights out of action did not injure the pedestrian.the motorist who drove into him did.[/p][/quote]One accepts and appreciates your quote Steve However is it not a bit like saying the Pilot killed the passengers and not the malfunction of the lights in the cockpit? Pedestrians had to take risks in jumping on to the road to get across the pass way. Very few motorists stopped for them on a basis similar to a yellow beacon crossing. AVPG Jack Edward Clarke. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 0

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