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Road Safety, Not Adopted

Reported via desktop in the Damaged Traffic Calming Feature category anonymously at 10:43, Friday 14 October 2022

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later

I have written many times to RCC about the situation on our estate about the safety on the main road coming into the estate where I live. The estate that has Larkfleet developers on it has been left in conditions that the residents have to put up with on a daily basis and now that the roads have been finished it was promised that they would be adopted. Unfortunately this seems to be another broken promise, I could understand if the main road was still being dealt with but it has been finished now for quite awhile and as a resident living in the constant nightmare of a head on crash, I feel that someone now needs to take seriously the safety issue of cars parking on the bends on this road, also next to junctions where residents coming out of side roads cannot have a clear view of any oncoming cars . Last week I myself nearly had a head on crash because of the cars parked along the road and on the bends which in particular are dangerous I proceeded to drive very carefully but unfortunately a UPS van came speeding along around the top bend and did not see my car driving on the same road , I had to do an emergency pull in where I could or he would of crashed into my car , there was no way he was slowing down , and I thank goodness found one parking inlet that I could pull into . I have always thought that parking on bends, wherever a main road is, and in our case, it is the one that runs through the estate, is against the Highway Code, also parking next to junctions where again it is difficult to see past the cars coming out into the road, was also against the Highway Code. I am asking as a resident and who has been trying for a few years now to have something done about this matter on our estate , it is a really nice place to live and the residents want what is best for the area , but unfortunately because of different problems we all have had with the developer it has been impossible to get RCC to help in this matter , I have wrote to Robin at RCC who will be coming back to work once again very shortly and she has been very understanding but I cannot understand when safely is the paramount issue in a road safety concern that something is not done about it and it seems to go on for year after year. Please if anyone in your department would like to meet me so that I can show you exactly the problem we have here and have a look at what I have been trying to explain on the actual road I would be very grateful for any help in this matter. It now is quite a problem with parked cars and especially at certain times of the day and evening and I understand it is a universal problem but our one concerns bends on a main road and it is getting really bad , most people I know would not bother about this issue and go on with their daily lives and I understand this point of view but someone has to hold departments and developers to task when it involves dangerous areas .Thank you in advance for any help you can give, even if the highways can put yellow lines on the bends here and leave the straight areas for parking this would be a great help. Yours sincerely, Mrs Carol Blanksby.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate this and respond to you within 10 working days. Updates will be posted on IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 16:04, Wednesday 2 November 2022

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