Road sign left dangerous for months

Gazette: Road sign left dangerous for months Road sign left dangerous for months

A CONCERNED driver has hit out after waiting months for dangerous graffiti to be cleaned off a road sign which he says is a "fatal accident waiting to happen".

Malcolm Cole of Stour View Avenue, Mistley said he reported that black spray paint had been plastered across a hazard sign on a sharp corner of Jenkin's Hill in the village back in January.

But despite his calls he claims nothing has been done and fears the delays could cause an accident.

Mr Cole, who uses the road regularly, added that the sign is now completely invisible in the dark leaving drivers with no warning of the sharp bend they are approaching.

"We are looking at an accident waiting to happen, we would be looking at a death."

An Essex Highways spokesman said: "This sign was risk assessed as low priority and was scheduled into the next existing programme of work."

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8:25am Thu 24 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Well done Mr.Cole. I also use this stretch of road , well known for its bends and hills and many bad accidents. Never unusual to see wreaths / flowers placed in various locations. This particular sign , marks a 90 degree sloping bend.....its there for a reason..how can it be of " low priority " ? In my opinion , this sign needs to replaced , and perhaps higher , out of the reach of these pathetic vandals. Agreed " an accident waiting to happen ".
Well done Mr.Cole. I also use this stretch of road , well known for its bends and hills and many bad accidents. Never unusual to see wreaths / flowers placed in various locations. This particular sign , marks a 90 degree sloping bend.....its there for a reason..how can it be of " low priority " ? In my opinion , this sign needs to replaced , and perhaps higher , out of the reach of these pathetic vandals. Agreed " an accident waiting to happen ". SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 11

12:50pm Thu 24 Apr 14

greenbroker says...

The traffic island in North Station Road Colchester outside the Victoria Pub hasn't got any signs! It's just a lump of concrete in a very busy road being hit by vehicles.
The traffic island in North Station Road Colchester outside the Victoria Pub hasn't got any signs! It's just a lump of concrete in a very busy road being hit by vehicles. greenbroker
  • Score: 4

1:06pm Thu 24 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

greenbroker wrote:
The traffic island in North Station Road Colchester outside the Victoria Pub hasn't got any signs! It's just a lump of concrete in a very busy road being hit by vehicles.
Erm...and your input to this story is ? SENSELESS !
[quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: The traffic island in North Station Road Colchester outside the Victoria Pub hasn't got any signs! It's just a lump of concrete in a very busy road being hit by vehicles.[/p][/quote]Erm...and your input to this story is ? SENSELESS ! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: -1

4:15pm Thu 24 Apr 14

mrlaptopsrt says...

This sign has been like that for months
This sign has been like that for months mrlaptopsrt
  • Score: 6

5:05pm Thu 24 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

mrlaptopsrt wrote:
This sign has been like that for months
Then why didnt YOU report it ?
[quote][p][bold]mrlaptopsrt[/bold] wrote: This sign has been like that for months[/p][/quote]Then why didnt YOU report it ? SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: -5

11:11pm Thu 24 Apr 14

mrlaptopsrt says...

SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
mrlaptopsrt wrote:
This sign has been like that for months
Then why didnt YOU report it ?
I did report it in February, to the police, they were unintrested to say the least, also the stolen drain cover has been reported, again nothing done, still missing 3 months on. Villages are treated differently to towns.
[quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrlaptopsrt[/bold] wrote: This sign has been like that for months[/p][/quote]Then why didnt YOU report it ?[/p][/quote]I did report it in February, to the police, they were unintrested to say the least, also the stolen drain cover has been reported, again nothing done, still missing 3 months on. Villages are treated differently to towns. mrlaptopsrt
  • Score: 7

11:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

greenbroker says...

SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
greenbroker wrote:
The traffic island in North Station Road Colchester outside the Victoria Pub hasn't got any signs! It's just a lump of concrete in a very busy road being hit by vehicles.
Erm...and your input to this story is ? SENSELESS !
Is it? My point is, there's a lot worse elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: The traffic island in North Station Road Colchester outside the Victoria Pub hasn't got any signs! It's just a lump of concrete in a very busy road being hit by vehicles.[/p][/quote]Erm...and your input to this story is ? SENSELESS ![/p][/quote]Is it? My point is, there's a lot worse elsewhere. greenbroker
  • Score: 4

11:45pm Thu 24 Apr 14

greenbroker says...

greenbroker wrote:
SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
greenbroker wrote:
The traffic island in North Station Road Colchester outside the Victoria Pub hasn't got any signs! It's just a lump of concrete in a very busy road being hit by vehicles.
Erm...and your input to this story is ? SENSELESS !
Is it? My point is, there's a lot worse elsewhere.
No need to 'shout' SENSELESS. I can 'hear' you.
[quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: The traffic island in North Station Road Colchester outside the Victoria Pub hasn't got any signs! It's just a lump of concrete in a very busy road being hit by vehicles.[/p][/quote]Erm...and your input to this story is ? SENSELESS ![/p][/quote]Is it? My point is, there's a lot worse elsewhere.[/p][/quote]No need to 'shout' SENSELESS. I can 'hear' you. greenbroker
  • Score: 4

12:18am Fri 25 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

mrlaptopsrt wrote:
SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
mrlaptopsrt wrote:
This sign has been like that for months
Then why didnt YOU report it ?
I did report it in February, to the police, they were unintrested to say the least, also the stolen drain cover has been reported, again nothing done, still missing 3 months on. Villages are treated differently to towns.
"Drain cover " ??? LOST THE PLOT MORE LIKE....STICK TO THE ISSUE !
[quote][p][bold]mrlaptopsrt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrlaptopsrt[/bold] wrote: This sign has been like that for months[/p][/quote]Then why didnt YOU report it ?[/p][/quote]I did report it in February, to the police, they were unintrested to say the least, also the stolen drain cover has been reported, again nothing done, still missing 3 months on. Villages are treated differently to towns.[/p][/quote]"Drain cover " ??? LOST THE PLOT MORE LIKE....STICK TO THE ISSUE ! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: -7

1:12am Fri 25 Apr 14

Boris says...

SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
mrlaptopsrt wrote:
SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
mrlaptopsrt wrote:
This sign has been like that for months
Then why didnt YOU report it ?
I did report it in February, to the police, they were unintrested to say the least, also the stolen drain cover has been reported, again nothing done, still missing 3 months on. Villages are treated differently to towns.
"Drain cover " ??? LOST THE PLOT MORE LIKE....STICK TO THE ISSUE !
Please stop shouting. It only draws attention to your ignorance, and will not win you any friends.
[quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrlaptopsrt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrlaptopsrt[/bold] wrote: This sign has been like that for months[/p][/quote]Then why didnt YOU report it ?[/p][/quote]I did report it in February, to the police, they were unintrested to say the least, also the stolen drain cover has been reported, again nothing done, still missing 3 months on. Villages are treated differently to towns.[/p][/quote]"Drain cover " ??? LOST THE PLOT MORE LIKE....STICK TO THE ISSUE ![/p][/quote]Please stop shouting. It only draws attention to your ignorance, and will not win you any friends. Boris
  • Score: 8

1:25pm Fri 25 Apr 14

mrlaptopsrt says...

So the person called SOMETHING2SAY, hasn't had much action in the bedroom of their council flat this week. Ive had nailage twice so far ! Nailage vents frustrations, including for those on benifits
So the person called SOMETHING2SAY, hasn't had much action in the bedroom of their council flat this week. Ive had nailage twice so far ! Nailage vents frustrations, including for those on benifits mrlaptopsrt
  • Score: 4

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