LiveThree-vehicle collision on Toneway - now cleared

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Summary

  • THREE vehicles involved in a collision on the A38 Toneway outbound, near Creechbarrow Road, Taunton.
  • Police are on the scene.

6:39pm

THIS incident has now been cleared.

5:56pm

TRAFFIC is slow with jams expected around the A358 Obridge Viaduct / Priory Avenue due to this earlier incident.

4:59pm

THE area around which the crash took place:

4:57pm

POLICE spokesman Martin Dunscombe, has sent this update: "A collision on the Toneway was reported to us at 4pm.

"There had been a collision between three vehicles. No one was injured. One lane of the duel carriageway is obstructed."

4:56pm

THREE vehicles are reported to have been involved in a collision on the A38 Toneway outbound, near Creechbarrow Road, Taunton.

Police are on the scene. More details to follow.

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8:13pm Tue 17 Jun 14

blackmasquerade says...

"One lane of the duel carriageway is obstructed."

Sigh!
"One lane of the duel carriageway is obstructed." Sigh! blackmasquerade
  • Score: 4

9:28am Wed 18 Jun 14

Mi_Coc says...

Is it just me, or has there been more accidents since they lowered the speed limit.

Some people need reminding just cause their doing the limit doesn't mean they don't need to keep left unless overtaking and the second lane is an overtaking lane not I am cruising at the speed limit lane,
Is it just me, or has there been more accidents since they lowered the speed limit. Some people need reminding just cause their doing the limit doesn't mean they don't need to keep left unless overtaking and the second lane is an overtaking lane not I am cruising at the speed limit lane, Mi_Coc
  • Score: -7

9:28am Wed 18 Jun 14

Mi_Coc says...

Is it just me, or has there been more accidents since they lowered the speed limit.

Some people need reminding just cause their doing the limit doesn't mean they don't need to keep left unless overtaking and the second lane is an overtaking lane not I am cruising at the speed limit lane,
Is it just me, or has there been more accidents since they lowered the speed limit. Some people need reminding just cause their doing the limit doesn't mean they don't need to keep left unless overtaking and the second lane is an overtaking lane not I am cruising at the speed limit lane, Mi_Coc
  • Score: -6

9:28am Wed 18 Jun 14

Mi_Coc says...

Is it just me, or has there been more accidents since they lowered the speed limit.

Some people need reminding just cause their doing the limit doesn't mean they don't need to keep left unless overtaking and the second lane is an overtaking lane not I am cruising at the speed limit lane,
Is it just me, or has there been more accidents since they lowered the speed limit. Some people need reminding just cause their doing the limit doesn't mean they don't need to keep left unless overtaking and the second lane is an overtaking lane not I am cruising at the speed limit lane, Mi_Coc
  • Score: -6

11:54am Wed 18 Jun 14

GreatOdin'sRaven says...

It's one of the only stretches of dual carriageway I've ever driven on where people seem to think 'I'm turning right at the other end, so I'll sit in the right-hand lane all the way along the road' It's absolutely ridiculous! Don't get me started on the idiots that queue on roundabouts and block the flow of traffic...
It's one of the only stretches of dual carriageway I've ever driven on where people seem to think 'I'm turning right at the other end, so I'll sit in the right-hand lane all the way along the road' It's absolutely ridiculous! Don't get me started on the idiots that queue on roundabouts and block the flow of traffic... GreatOdin'sRaven
  • Score: -6

12:06pm Wed 18 Jun 14

blackmasquerade says...

Totally agree guys. I travel it every day & what you describe is a common occurrence - remaining in the outside lane, no indication, pushing in etc. Many drivers seem to have forgotten what they were taught, assuming of course they've passed a test (which judging by the standard of driving often exhibited, it does make you wonder).

Also, the limit should never have been lowered from 50 IMO, not that many seem to be adhering to it anyway!
Totally agree guys. I travel it every day & what you describe is a common occurrence - remaining in the outside lane, no indication, pushing in etc. Many drivers seem to have forgotten what they were taught, assuming of course they've passed a test (which judging by the standard of driving often exhibited, it does make you wonder). Also, the limit should never have been lowered from 50 IMO, not that many seem to be adhering to it anyway! blackmasquerade
  • Score: -6

1:10pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Mi_Coc says...

blackmasquerade wrote:
Totally agree guys. I travel it every day & what you describe is a common occurrence - remaining in the outside lane, no indication, pushing in etc. Many drivers seem to have forgotten what they were taught, assuming of course they've passed a test (which judging by the standard of driving often exhibited, it does make you wonder).

Also, the limit should never have been lowered from 50 IMO, not that many seem to be adhering to it anyway!
It was because of a significant number of accidents according to somerset highways. I haven't a clue what they are talking about it was fine as 50.

They have made the problem worse and as people have said it is jammed with clowns who stay in the right hand lane sometime because they are turning but recently I have found they arent they just like being in that lane all the way to the motorway or they stay right going into taunton and then at the very minute swing left as they dont want to go obridge viaduct.
[quote][p][bold]blackmasquerade[/bold] wrote: Totally agree guys. I travel it every day & what you describe is a common occurrence - remaining in the outside lane, no indication, pushing in etc. Many drivers seem to have forgotten what they were taught, assuming of course they've passed a test (which judging by the standard of driving often exhibited, it does make you wonder). Also, the limit should never have been lowered from 50 IMO, not that many seem to be adhering to it anyway![/p][/quote]It was because of a significant number of accidents according to somerset highways. I haven't a clue what they are talking about it was fine as 50. They have made the problem worse and as people have said it is jammed with clowns who stay in the right hand lane sometime because they are turning but recently I have found they arent they just like being in that lane all the way to the motorway or they stay right going into taunton and then at the very minute swing left as they dont want to go obridge viaduct. Mi_Coc
  • Score: -6

2:42pm Wed 18 Jun 14

blackmasquerade says...

Mi_Coc wrote:
blackmasquerade wrote:
Totally agree guys. I travel it every day & what you describe is a common occurrence - remaining in the outside lane, no indication, pushing in etc. Many drivers seem to have forgotten what they were taught, assuming of course they've passed a test (which judging by the standard of driving often exhibited, it does make you wonder).

Also, the limit should never have been lowered from 50 IMO, not that many seem to be adhering to it anyway!
It was because of a significant number of accidents according to somerset highways. I haven't a clue what they are talking about it was fine as 50.

They have made the problem worse and as people have said it is jammed with clowns who stay in the right hand lane sometime because they are turning but recently I have found they arent they just like being in that lane all the way to the motorway or they stay right going into taunton and then at the very minute swing left as they dont want to go obridge viaduct.
Totally agree with you. Mind you, at this rate it'll be down to 20MPH as the number of accidents seem to be on the increase since the limit was reduced. Hey ho
[quote][p][bold]Mi_Coc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blackmasquerade[/bold] wrote: Totally agree guys. I travel it every day & what you describe is a common occurrence - remaining in the outside lane, no indication, pushing in etc. Many drivers seem to have forgotten what they were taught, assuming of course they've passed a test (which judging by the standard of driving often exhibited, it does make you wonder). Also, the limit should never have been lowered from 50 IMO, not that many seem to be adhering to it anyway![/p][/quote]It was because of a significant number of accidents according to somerset highways. I haven't a clue what they are talking about it was fine as 50. They have made the problem worse and as people have said it is jammed with clowns who stay in the right hand lane sometime because they are turning but recently I have found they arent they just like being in that lane all the way to the motorway or they stay right going into taunton and then at the very minute swing left as they dont want to go obridge viaduct.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you. Mind you, at this rate it'll be down to 20MPH as the number of accidents seem to be on the increase since the limit was reduced. Hey ho blackmasquerade
  • Score: -4

9:17pm Wed 18 Jun 14

boliston says...

If you are in the left hand lane and traffic in your lane is moving faster than traffic in the right hand lane you can legally pass on the left (rule 268) - the only "no no" is coming up fast behind someone in the right hand lane and swerving to the left hand lane to pass as that counts as "undertaking".
If you are in the left hand lane and traffic in your lane is moving faster than traffic in the right hand lane you can legally pass on the left (rule 268) - the only "no no" is coming up fast behind someone in the right hand lane and swerving to the left hand lane to pass as that counts as "undertaking". boliston
  • Score: 10

2:24pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Anonone says...

In heavy traffic why would you not want to get into the outside lane early to avoid being herded into Priorybridge Road, when you actually want to go over the flyover, and drivers won't let you back into the right hand lane. We've all got different views as to what is the appropriate time and opportunity. Mellow or stay at home!
In heavy traffic why would you not want to get into the outside lane early to avoid being herded into Priorybridge Road, when you actually want to go over the flyover, and drivers won't let you back into the right hand lane. We've all got different views as to what is the appropriate time and opportunity. Mellow or stay at home! Anonone
  • Score: 10

5:06pm Sun 22 Jun 14

grocer33 says...

tough luck guys i stay in right hand lane doing speed limit. What you going to do about it??????
tough luck guys i stay in right hand lane doing speed limit. What you going to do about it?????? grocer33
  • Score: 1

5:07pm Sun 22 Jun 14

grocer33 says...

Tough luck guys i stay in right hand lane doing the speed limit.What are you going to do about it????????????
Tough luck guys i stay in right hand lane doing the speed limit.What are you going to do about it???????????? grocer33
  • Score: 2

9:20pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Jamesey says...

grocer33 wrote:
Tough luck guys i stay in right hand lane doing the speed limit.What are you going to do about it????????????
Hopefully you'll get pulled over by the police and they'll do something about it.

You could start by re-taking your driving test.
[quote][p][bold]grocer33[/bold] wrote: Tough luck guys i stay in right hand lane doing the speed limit.What are you going to do about it????????????[/p][/quote]Hopefully you'll get pulled over by the police and they'll do something about it. You could start by re-taking your driving test. Jamesey
  • Score: 0

9:57pm Sun 22 Jun 14

grocer33 says...

Not likely if everyone is doing the speed limit!!!!
Not likely if everyone is doing the speed limit!!!! grocer33
  • Score: 4

11:52am Mon 23 Jun 14

Mi_Coc says...

Anonone wrote:
In heavy traffic why would you not want to get into the outside lane early to avoid being herded into Priorybridge Road, when you actually want to go over the flyover, and drivers won't let you back into the right hand lane. We've all got different views as to what is the appropriate time and opportunity. Mellow or stay at home!
The asda entry slip road is a good place to decide to move over for the right hand lay obridge direction.

As with the highway code you must keep left unless overtaking.

The issue is worse heading out towards hankridge in my experience were the only reason is to trun left at the lights but man dont.

As someone said it doesnt look good for outsiders coming to taunton that the locals have the inability to use a two lane carriageway prooperly and further perpetuates the myth that we are all carrot munching inbred tractor drivers!!!
[quote][p][bold]Anonone[/bold] wrote: In heavy traffic why would you not want to get into the outside lane early to avoid being herded into Priorybridge Road, when you actually want to go over the flyover, and drivers won't let you back into the right hand lane. We've all got different views as to what is the appropriate time and opportunity. Mellow or stay at home![/p][/quote]The asda entry slip road is a good place to decide to move over for the right hand lay obridge direction. As with the highway code you must keep left unless overtaking. The issue is worse heading out towards hankridge in my experience were the only reason is to trun left at the lights but man dont. As someone said it doesnt look good for outsiders coming to taunton that the locals have the inability to use a two lane carriageway prooperly and further perpetuates the myth that we are all carrot munching inbred tractor drivers!!! Mi_Coc
  • Score: -6

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