Nuneaton’s Friday traffic blues are with us as usual

It has long been the case that traffic through Nuneaton has been noticeably heavier on a Friday afternoon for several reasons. People shopping before the weekend throng (when there was one) and factories finishing early on a Friday (before they all closed that is) were the most common reasons for the increase. What causes it these days I have no idea though the recent large and continuing expansion of this and surrounding towns must be contributing to the effect.

It would be nice to know when Nuneaton’s ring road will ever be finished to the original specification (doubtful) or alternate remedies will be proposed. I for one shall not be holding my breath.

If the drivers of Nuneaton could find it within themselves to be more considerate to one another it would make it significantly more pleasant to drive around.

I shall keep my fingers crossed.

Roadworks in Nuneaton are the bane of my day at the moment

This is not going to change anytime soon. The pedestrian crossing on Croft Road is at least being finished off today whereas the works on Manor Court Road have at least another week to go and will be immediately followed by manor roadworks on Heath End Road. Nuneaton traffic will certainly be a jam if these schemes are allowed to overlap.

Do us all a favour please by being patient in the queues and remember that an amber light does not mean accelerate. What? No really, it doesn’t. More on this later if I have the time.

Only you can change your mind!

How careful are you with regards to your own health and safety? Do you genuinely drive as safely as you can or do you allow other factors to distract you?

I know from driving in Nuneaton daily that there are a number od drivers who will benefit from this message.

Please watch the clip linked to below and you may find that you concentrate a little more from now on:

https://youtu.be/F1p_6xDuyFQ

Nuneaton drivers can be the best

The roads of Nuneaton are ours folks. Let’s work together to make them as safe an environment as we possibly can.

Allowing a few extra minutes for your journey reduces stress and allows time for better decision making. This leads to safer streets for cyclists to use and who knows, pedestrians may even be safer at zebra crossings.

Have a nice, and safe, day my friends.

Road Safety in Nuneaton is our personal responsibility

Whatever your status of road user be you driving or riding your chosen mode of transport the safety of road users in Nuneaton is our responsibility.

To me the sentence above is the most easily understandable piece of common sense that you will see written today. To my fellow road users however that sentiment must seem like a foreign language, or at least a million miles away from their own thoughts. I fear for the vulnerable road users and pedestrians trying to cross who seem to be taking their life into their own hands, especially at zebra crossings.

Come on Nuneaton, we are better than this!

Speed bumps

Whereas speed bumps are nobody’s favourite traffic management tool neither should they be considered a toy.

The intention of speed bumps is to reduce the average speed for the road. It is strongly suggested that you maintain the same speed between the bumps as you do when crossing them.

Driving otherwise may not only be uncomfortable for those in the car it may well cause suspension damage over time.

The way of things

I have maintained blogs before this one and to be honest with you it is clear that I have not been putting the effort in. As anyone who knows me can attest it is not as if I lack either an opinion or the confidence to express it.

I need to enjoy blogging again so it is most likely that short experience based posts will begin to appear. There will also be posts constructed in an informative manner to spread a little knowledge and experience around this interweb thingumyjig. As I have opinions on just about everything these will certainly be targeted at instructor related topics as well as pupils related.

I can ramble so shall cease for the moment.

See you on the road.