ROAD DRIVING MORTAL ASH HILL
There appears, that the time has
come for the authorities to impose a 50 miles per hour speed limit on the A18
roadway from the Forest Pines roundabout to the roundabout at Morrison's,
including both up and down Mortal Ash hill.
The number of vehicle accidents
on this stretch of the road appears to be on the increase caused in my opinion
by excess speeding and really bad driving and a couldn't care less attitude by
I have lived, worked and
travelled in many countries throughout the world and have driven vehicles in
many of these and whilst there are always problems on the roads, I consider
that the standard of driving in this part of the world leaves a lot to be
Whilst the speed limit on Mortal
Ash hill is 70 mph there appears that in instances some drivers completely
ignore this and drive to 80 and 90mph.
Even when they get to the slowdown yellow road markings at the Morrison
end it makes little difference to some drivers and only brake at the last moment. At this slow down part of the road even
artic lorries are still passing cars on the yellow lines which to me is not
The road that comes out of and
enters the Kirton Lindsey junction is a special area for some drivers as
indicated by the recent accident at this point on the up portion of the dual
carriage, where two cars had serious damage inflicted on them. In addition, on the down side of the
dual carriageway some drivers joining the road from Kirton Lindsey area appear
to think they can pull out and join the main road at any point irrespective of
whether access is clear or not.
Even on other parts of roads
generally, some drivers, irrespective of traffic and road conditions, appear to
consider that the identified road speed limit is something to be continually
targeted, whether road conditions allow it not.
Whilst driving appears to be
getting more difficult as the volume of vehicles increases it indicates that
speed levels need to be revised and reduced and drivers, especially the younger
generation, should be so trained accordingly.