Mud possible factor in Staple Fitzpaine crashes

Mud possible factor in Staple Fitzpaine crashes

Mud possible factor in Staple Fitzpaine crashes

First published in News

TWO crashes have happened in the space of 15 minutes on the same stretch of road, possibly due to a muddy surface.

One car skidded near the Greyhound Inn, Staple Fitzpaine, at around 8.15 this morning (November 16) but the driver escaped uninjured.

And at 8.30am, two cars were involved in a crash at the same location. Injuries were sustained but police said they are not life threatening.

Police also confirmed mud may have been a factor and New Road is closed in both directions.

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10:47am Fri 16 Nov 12

What is Happening says...

Would not be at all surprised. Farmers think they are a law unto themselves. Someone from the highways unit, should be patrolling and issuing fines if the local land owners do not clear the mess up, that they cause. Are they going to pay for my car to be cleaned? They have a social duty, why are they not made to clean up???
Would not be at all surprised. Farmers think they are a law unto themselves. Someone from the highways unit, should be patrolling and issuing fines if the local land owners do not clear the mess up, that they cause. Are they going to pay for my car to be cleaned? They have a social duty, why are they not made to clean up??? What is Happening
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12:09pm Fri 16 Nov 12

localmcnocal says...

True, mud should be cleaned if a danger to others. But where has individual responsibility gone for people driving acording to road conditions. If conditions are bad, you need to slow right down, not just slightly. as for farmers cleaning your car?????? Really???? come and join the real world.
True, mud should be cleaned if a danger to others. But where has individual responsibility gone for people driving acording to road conditions. If conditions are bad, you need to slow right down, not just slightly. as for farmers cleaning your car?????? Really???? come and join the real world. localmcnocal
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12:14pm Fri 16 Nov 12

What is Happening says...

I am in the real world local. If we were to make such a mess we would probably end up in court. Land owners and strange hand shakes. As for driving according to conditions - if its dark and on a bend - you will only know about the mud - once you have hit it - at whatever speed. The farmers - if they are constantly in and out of a field - should then be made to put signs up.
I am in the real world local. If we were to make such a mess we would probably end up in court. Land owners and strange hand shakes. As for driving according to conditions - if its dark and on a bend - you will only know about the mud - once you have hit it - at whatever speed. The farmers - if they are constantly in and out of a field - should then be made to put signs up. What is Happening
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12:29pm Fri 16 Nov 12

localmcnocal says...

I dont dispute land owners responsibilities. And they are regularly fined for leaving roads in a state. However its not always practical to clean roads imediatly, some mess is unavoidable, given the nature of their work. Drivers do need to take responsibilty, and expect the roads to be slippery this time of year. However most are in too much of a hurry. It always seems to be someone elses fault. As for land owners having a free hand in leaving a mess., paranoid? A lot of farmers do put signs up, others should. Living in rural areas mean muddy roads at times, and dirty cars, people need to learn to realise this!
I dont dispute land owners responsibilities. And they are regularly fined for leaving roads in a state. However its not always practical to clean roads imediatly, some mess is unavoidable, given the nature of their work. Drivers do need to take responsibilty, and expect the roads to be slippery this time of year. However most are in too much of a hurry. It always seems to be someone elses fault. As for land owners having a free hand in leaving a mess., paranoid? A lot of farmers do put signs up, others should. Living in rural areas mean muddy roads at times, and dirty cars, people need to learn to realise this! localmcnocal
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12:29pm Fri 16 Nov 12

localmcnocal says...

I dont dispute land owners responsibilities. And they are regularly fined for leaving roads in a state. However its not always practical to clean roads imediatly, some mess is unavoidable, given the nature of their work. Drivers do need to take responsibilty, and expect the roads to be slippery this time of year. However most are in too much of a hurry. It always seems to be someone elses fault. As for land owners having a free hand in leaving a mess., paranoid? A lot of farmers do put signs up, others should. Living in rural areas mean muddy roads at times, and dirty cars, people need to learn to realise this!
I dont dispute land owners responsibilities. And they are regularly fined for leaving roads in a state. However its not always practical to clean roads imediatly, some mess is unavoidable, given the nature of their work. Drivers do need to take responsibilty, and expect the roads to be slippery this time of year. However most are in too much of a hurry. It always seems to be someone elses fault. As for land owners having a free hand in leaving a mess., paranoid? A lot of farmers do put signs up, others should. Living in rural areas mean muddy roads at times, and dirty cars, people need to learn to realise this! localmcnocal
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