Barriers to prevent queue-jumpers on one of East Lancashire’s busiest roads

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: A typically busy scene at the Vivary Way traffic lights in Colne A typically busy scene at the Vivary Way traffic lights in Colne

MOTORISTS who attempt to queue-jump to save time on one of East Lancashire’s busiest roads could soon be facing major obstacles.

Plans have been drawn up Lancashire County Council to head off drivers who try to avoid logjams at the start of Vivary Way in Colne.

Vehicles often travel down the right-hand lane of the A6068, as they approach the traffic lights with Barrowford Road and Crown Way, then attempt to nip back into the left-hand lane to travel straight on.

But Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson and borough council leader Coun Joe Cooney have applauded proposals by county highway engineers to put the brakes on the motorists.

Not only will extra right-hand only markings be created but physical barriers will be introduced, down the centre of the road to make lane-hopping impossible.

Daily tailbacks develop as Vivary Way is the chief route out of East Lancashire to destinations around Skipton and North Yorkshire as well as Keighley and West Yorkshire.

Coun Cooney said: “It’s really frustrating when you’re in the left hand lane, waiting like everyone else, and you see someone come flying past you and then change lanes at the traffic lights.

“It’s been an issue for quite some time and it really does annoy a lot of people that some motorists are in effect queue-jumping.

“Introducing this barrier will physically prevent that and it’s something I’ve wanted for a while. It’s encouraging news”.

Mr Stephenson, who lives in Colne, added: “This has been a long-running issue and I'm glad that the county council is finally looking at ways of resolving it.”

Controversial plans to create a bypass on the M65 around Foulridge, which would alleviate congestion on Vivary Way, are still in the pipeline.

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9:35am Thu 10 Jul 14

Mikeee47 says...

about time too.
about time too. Mikeee47
  • Score: 43

9:51am Thu 10 Jul 14

Jimbok says...

Even worse when drivers in the L lane block the queue jumper from crossing over meaning he/she then stops and blocks the R lane
Even worse when drivers in the L lane block the queue jumper from crossing over meaning he/she then stops and blocks the R lane Jimbok
  • Score: -66

9:53am Thu 10 Jul 14

clickhere says...

There's people still stuck at Vivary Way trying to get to the Le Grand Depart! (the Tour de France, for those who hadn't noticed)
There's people still stuck at Vivary Way trying to get to the Le Grand Depart! (the Tour de France, for those who hadn't noticed) clickhere
  • Score: 9

10:36am Thu 10 Jul 14

Summer18 says...

This is a positive move, as a trader I am not happy with traffic que jumping......http://
southernselectrical.
com/
This is a positive move, as a trader I am not happy with traffic que jumping......http:// southernselectrical. com/ Summer18
  • Score: 19

12:20pm Thu 10 Jul 14

rudis_dad says...

Perhaps some Audi-prevention barriers whilst they're at it??
Perhaps some Audi-prevention barriers whilst they're at it?? rudis_dad
  • Score: 29

1:28pm Thu 10 Jul 14

russ_M says...

The big superstores shouldn't have been allowed to build in an area that should have been prioritised for future extension of the M65 connecting Lancs to West yorkshire as an alternative to the M62.........
The big superstores shouldn't have been allowed to build in an area that should have been prioritised for future extension of the M65 connecting Lancs to West yorkshire as an alternative to the M62......... russ_M
  • Score: 33

1:44pm Thu 10 Jul 14

shabba says...

I think everyone one hates que jumping but putting physical barriers up will be a massive hazard for emergency vehicles who are always struggling on this road drivers will be unable to pull over, the Emengency vehicles will be unable to travel down the middle so will have to que with everyone else with Blue lights flashing and patients/people needing help will have to wait even longer and there is always a backlog of traffic this is a ridiculous idea
I think everyone one hates que jumping but putting physical barriers up will be a massive hazard for emergency vehicles who are always struggling on this road drivers will be unable to pull over, the Emengency vehicles will be unable to travel down the middle so will have to que with everyone else with Blue lights flashing and patients/people needing help will have to wait even longer and there is always a backlog of traffic this is a ridiculous idea shabba
  • Score: 35

2:40pm Thu 10 Jul 14

petestan says...

shabba wrote:
I think everyone one hates que jumping but putting physical barriers up will be a massive hazard for emergency vehicles who are always struggling on this road drivers will be unable to pull over, the Emengency vehicles will be unable to travel down the middle so will have to que with everyone else with Blue lights flashing and patients/people needing help will have to wait even longer and there is always a backlog of traffic this is a ridiculous idea
I like the idea but unfortunately I have to agree with shabba it will cause chaos for the emergency services, the only way around it will be to build a barrier that is only a few inches high so it can be driven over by them but if that were the case then queue jumpers would do the same. Alternatively you could extend the hard shoulder from the motorway but if you are going to do that you may as well just build a new lane anyway.
[quote][p][bold]shabba[/bold] wrote: I think everyone one hates que jumping but putting physical barriers up will be a massive hazard for emergency vehicles who are always struggling on this road drivers will be unable to pull over, the Emengency vehicles will be unable to travel down the middle so will have to que with everyone else with Blue lights flashing and patients/people needing help will have to wait even longer and there is always a backlog of traffic this is a ridiculous idea[/p][/quote]I like the idea but unfortunately I have to agree with shabba it will cause chaos for the emergency services, the only way around it will be to build a barrier that is only a few inches high so it can be driven over by them but if that were the case then queue jumpers would do the same. Alternatively you could extend the hard shoulder from the motorway but if you are going to do that you may as well just build a new lane anyway. petestan
  • Score: 10

4:52pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Lancylad says...

This has been a source of considerable frustration and annoyance for those patient drivers who do not have an arrogant and selfish ‘my time is more important than yours so I’m not waiting’ attitude.

Queue jumping has gone on for years on this road (long before the likes of Sainsbury’s opened) and it is really irritating. I’m pleased LCC are finally looking for a solution. The emergency services could continue to use the much quieter RH lane up to the Barrowford Rd junction with an ‘access for emergency vehicles only’ facility being designed into the road layout at the traffic lights to allow them to continue straight ahead instead of turning right – which is what that lane is supposed to be for.
This has been a source of considerable frustration and annoyance for those patient drivers who do not have an arrogant and selfish ‘my time is more important than yours so I’m not waiting’ attitude. Queue jumping has gone on for years on this road (long before the likes of Sainsbury’s opened) and it is really irritating. I’m pleased LCC are finally looking for a solution. The emergency services could continue to use the much quieter RH lane up to the Barrowford Rd junction with an ‘access for emergency vehicles only’ facility being designed into the road layout at the traffic lights to allow them to continue straight ahead instead of turning right – which is what that lane is supposed to be for. Lancylad
  • Score: 20

5:38pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Dave from Colne says...

petestan wrote:
shabba wrote:
I think everyone one hates que jumping but putting physical barriers up will be a massive hazard for emergency vehicles who are always struggling on this road drivers will be unable to pull over, the Emengency vehicles will be unable to travel down the middle so will have to que with everyone else with Blue lights flashing and patients/people needing help will have to wait even longer and there is always a backlog of traffic this is a ridiculous idea
I like the idea but unfortunately I have to agree with shabba it will cause chaos for the emergency services, the only way around it will be to build a barrier that is only a few inches high so it can be driven over by them but if that were the case then queue jumpers would do the same. Alternatively you could extend the hard shoulder from the motorway but if you are going to do that you may as well just build a new lane anyway.
I'm sure it would/could be made possible for emergency services to cross the carriageway and use the other side of the road. After all it would be clearly visible and heard by everyone in both directions.
[quote][p][bold]petestan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shabba[/bold] wrote: I think everyone one hates que jumping but putting physical barriers up will be a massive hazard for emergency vehicles who are always struggling on this road drivers will be unable to pull over, the Emengency vehicles will be unable to travel down the middle so will have to que with everyone else with Blue lights flashing and patients/people needing help will have to wait even longer and there is always a backlog of traffic this is a ridiculous idea[/p][/quote]I like the idea but unfortunately I have to agree with shabba it will cause chaos for the emergency services, the only way around it will be to build a barrier that is only a few inches high so it can be driven over by them but if that were the case then queue jumpers would do the same. Alternatively you could extend the hard shoulder from the motorway but if you are going to do that you may as well just build a new lane anyway.[/p][/quote]I'm sure it would/could be made possible for emergency services to cross the carriageway and use the other side of the road. After all it would be clearly visible and heard by everyone in both directions. Dave from Colne
  • Score: 10

9:23pm Thu 10 Jul 14

psch says...

Typical the council does not sort out root cause - the lack of road capacity
Typical the council does not sort out root cause - the lack of road capacity psch
  • Score: 6

9:35pm Thu 10 Jul 14

petestan says...

psch wrote:
Typical the council does not sort out root cause - the lack of road capacity
They are trying by wanting to build the bypass but most of the locals don't want to "lose their green fields" although most of them won't use the fields anyway.
[quote][p][bold]psch[/bold] wrote: Typical the council does not sort out root cause - the lack of road capacity[/p][/quote]They are trying by wanting to build the bypass but most of the locals don't want to "lose their green fields" although most of them won't use the fields anyway. petestan
  • Score: 6

11:27pm Thu 10 Jul 14

mizzify says...

I live around the corner so deal with the traffic daily-putting a barrier in is all well and good but like others have mentioned, how will the emergency services cope with a physical barrier between the lanes? As a motorcyclist as well as a car driver i understand both filtering through the traffic as well as being stuck in it! On more than one occasion idiotic drivers have nearly punted myself off the bike and i've seen other bikers nearly being taken out by cars because they had to get back in the left lane! I understand motorists get frustrated by us bikers filtering up vivary way but if more folks used bikes there'd be more room on the roads! Vivary way is unfortunately a nightmare due to all the lights and all the commuters having to get home! No amount of roads is going to make the traffic lighter as we all need to get home from work and we're not the only town that suffers from jams-sutton, keighley and cottingley are even worse! Less panic and more patience and more cars that stick to the edge of the road to let bikes through please! We're smaller, much more fragile and lots of us are not only girls but care workers too.
I live around the corner so deal with the traffic daily-putting a barrier in is all well and good but like others have mentioned, how will the emergency services cope with a physical barrier between the lanes? As a motorcyclist as well as a car driver i understand both filtering through the traffic as well as being stuck in it! On more than one occasion idiotic drivers have nearly punted myself off the bike and i've seen other bikers nearly being taken out by cars because they had to get back in the left lane! I understand motorists get frustrated by us bikers filtering up vivary way but if more folks used bikes there'd be more room on the roads! Vivary way is unfortunately a nightmare due to all the lights and all the commuters having to get home! No amount of roads is going to make the traffic lighter as we all need to get home from work and we're not the only town that suffers from jams-sutton, keighley and cottingley are even worse! Less panic and more patience and more cars that stick to the edge of the road to let bikes through please! We're smaller, much more fragile and lots of us are not only girls but care workers too. mizzify
  • Score: 0

2:39am Fri 11 Jul 14

vandamage says...

there is a simple solution to the problem, create a parallel road from the end of the M65 behind boundary mill, behind BMW carry on behind Vauxhall and up behind Matalan and Sainsbury’s and finish at Prestwick’s, use this as access to the industrial estate and all the shops and block the turn into maccy dees, any traffic wishing to use the shops will have to access from either end allowing the flow of traffic along vivary .......... oh and why has planning permission been granted for a pub and an aldi or whatever it is over the road from Matalan ........ does this not add to congestion ???? someone in the council planning dept must be getting well paid to pass these plans ........... i wonder who gets awarded the contract for building works ........ probably the same company that gets all the contracts in the area ............. "something" fields i think they are called !!!!
there is a simple solution to the problem, create a parallel road from the end of the M65 behind boundary mill, behind BMW carry on behind Vauxhall and up behind Matalan and Sainsbury’s and finish at Prestwick’s, use this as access to the industrial estate and all the shops and block the turn into maccy dees, any traffic wishing to use the shops will have to access from either end allowing the flow of traffic along vivary .......... oh and why has planning permission been granted for a pub and an aldi or whatever it is over the road from Matalan ........ does this not add to congestion ???? someone in the council planning dept must be getting well paid to pass these plans ........... i wonder who gets awarded the contract for building works ........ probably the same company that gets all the contracts in the area ............. "something" fields i think they are called !!!! vandamage
  • Score: 10

6:34am Fri 11 Jul 14

doggydog says...

Good about time! Should have had cameras on that road anyway so they could fine the ones doing it! I dont let queue jumpers in,full stop! If it blocks the other lane then tough! Blame the guy queue jumping, not me! I note someone on a bike has commented also. Sorry, these roads are not for you to weave though traffic and if you get hurt then tough, stop doing it and queue like the rest of us. Again, i dont give special treatment for bikers!
Good about time! Should have had cameras on that road anyway so they could fine the ones doing it! I dont let queue jumpers in,full stop! If it blocks the other lane then tough! Blame the guy queue jumping, not me! I note someone on a bike has commented also. Sorry, these roads are not for you to weave though traffic and if you get hurt then tough, stop doing it and queue like the rest of us. Again, i dont give special treatment for bikers! doggydog
  • Score: 6

7:23am Fri 11 Jul 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

It looks like a big road. Could the right hand lane not be opened to traffic going ahead as well as turning right? There could be a bottle neck after the lights and that would reduce congestion on the left hand lane?

That would also prevent hampering of the emergency services, as mentioned above
It looks like a big road. Could the right hand lane not be opened to traffic going ahead as well as turning right? There could be a bottle neck after the lights and that would reduce congestion on the left hand lane? That would also prevent hampering of the emergency services, as mentioned above BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: -8

10:12am Fri 11 Jul 14

john@jfnelson.com says...

More arrows on the road saying right turn only this will help, as some of the unsuspecting drivers who do not use the road frequently end up in the right hand lane as it is a dual carriageway then realise I need to get in the left lane but cant, so they keep going until they can or until they are forced to stop traffic, physical barriers will cause accidents and also impede the emergency services. So more signs and road markings, cheap fix and may reduce the problem.
More arrows on the road saying right turn only this will help, as some of the unsuspecting drivers who do not use the road frequently end up in the right hand lane as it is a dual carriageway then realise I need to get in the left lane but cant, so they keep going until they can or until they are forced to stop traffic, physical barriers will cause accidents and also impede the emergency services. So more signs and road markings, cheap fix and may reduce the problem. john@jfnelson.com
  • Score: 1

11:37am Fri 11 Jul 14

will12 says...

Here's a thought, let's ban all the clowns who think they own the road for life, less drivers on the road, problem solved.

At last the clown's with not many brain cells have come up with a plan, not the best plan but at least it will cause the clowns with no brains to go the "long way round", so to speak, and may actually make them think about it in the future !!

And all those who are concerned about emergency vehicles, OMG, the health and safety police are going to cry !!

If a Blue light and siren are not enough then some driver's do have a massive brain cell problem !!

Personally I would forget about the barriers and put cctv up, and fine every car for line hopping/queue jumping £500 a pop, would certainly make some money, and if put back into road resurfacing, then win/win all round !!!

But the bigger picture, which clown with no brain cells designed a Motorway that went into a single road through a Town !!! and got paid big bucks, same clown that designed the M67, most Town's get Ring Roads or a By Pass but that's down to LCC and Highways employing clowns.

Ps My apologies to all Clown's, but LET won't let me print what I really think of these idiots but they could have been Banker's ;-)'
Here's a thought, let's ban all the clowns who think they own the road for life, less drivers on the road, problem solved. At last the clown's with not many brain cells have come up with a plan, not the best plan but at least it will cause the clowns with no brains to go the "long way round", so to speak, and may actually make them think about it in the future !! And all those who are concerned about emergency vehicles, OMG, the health and safety police are going to cry !! If a Blue light and siren are not enough then some driver's do have a massive brain cell problem !! Personally I would forget about the barriers and put cctv up, and fine every car for line hopping/queue jumping £500 a pop, would certainly make some money, and if put back into road resurfacing, then win/win all round !!! But the bigger picture, which clown with no brain cells designed a Motorway that went into a single road through a Town !!! and got paid big bucks, same clown that designed the M67, most Town's get Ring Roads or a By Pass but that's down to LCC and Highways employing clowns. Ps My apologies to all Clown's, but LET won't let me print what I really think of these idiots but they could have been Banker's ;-)' will12
  • Score: -2

1:04pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Sweaty Whippet says...

Psch hit the nail on the head.. The oot cause of the problem isn't queue jumping, it is the planning half-wits that designed (and I say that in the loosest sense of the word) a system that funnels two lanes of motorway traffic, into a dual carriageway and then, within a couple of hundred metres, into a single carriageway urban road! The M65 was originally planned to by-pass Colne on the easterly side and eventually join up with the Aire Valley by-pass to form a second trans-pennine link. Unfortunately the Department of Transport desk jockeys later ky-boshed the original plan, and Vivary Way is the resulting ****-up.. The solution is to build the long awaited Colne / Foulridge by pass and allow the through traffic to avoid Vivary Way and North Valley road, thus alleviating the traffic congestion. Incidentally, I wonder how many of the "queue jumping" whingers live locally, and have objected to the Colne / Foulridge by-pass being built?
Psch hit the nail on the head.. The oot cause of the problem isn't queue jumping, it is the planning half-wits that designed (and I say that in the loosest sense of the word) a system that funnels two lanes of motorway traffic, into a dual carriageway and then, within a couple of hundred metres, into a single carriageway urban road! The M65 was originally planned to by-pass Colne on the easterly side and eventually join up with the Aire Valley by-pass to form a second trans-pennine link. Unfortunately the Department of Transport desk jockeys later ky-boshed the original plan, and Vivary Way is the resulting ****-up.. The solution is to build the long awaited Colne / Foulridge by pass and allow the through traffic to avoid Vivary Way and North Valley road, thus alleviating the traffic congestion. Incidentally, I wonder how many of the "queue jumping" whingers live locally, and have objected to the Colne / Foulridge by-pass being built? Sweaty Whippet
  • Score: 1

1:55pm Fri 11 Jul 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

will12 wrote:
Here's a thought, let's ban all the clowns who think they own the road for life, less drivers on the road, problem solved.

At last the clown's with not many brain cells have come up with a plan, not the best plan but at least it will cause the clowns with no brains to go the "long way round", so to speak, and may actually make them think about it in the future !!

And all those who are concerned about emergency vehicles, OMG, the health and safety police are going to cry !!

If a Blue light and siren are not enough then some driver's do have a massive brain cell problem !!

Personally I would forget about the barriers and put cctv up, and fine every car for line hopping/queue jumping £500 a pop, would certainly make some money, and if put back into road resurfacing, then win/win all round !!!

But the bigger picture, which clown with no brain cells designed a Motorway that went into a single road through a Town !!! and got paid big bucks, same clown that designed the M67, most Town's get Ring Roads or a By Pass but that's down to LCC and Highways employing clowns.

Ps My apologies to all Clown's, but LET won't let me print what I really think of these idiots but they could have been Banker's ;-)'
What a measured response to the problem. Not
[quote][p][bold]will12[/bold] wrote: Here's a thought, let's ban all the clowns who think they own the road for life, less drivers on the road, problem solved. At last the clown's with not many brain cells have come up with a plan, not the best plan but at least it will cause the clowns with no brains to go the "long way round", so to speak, and may actually make them think about it in the future !! And all those who are concerned about emergency vehicles, OMG, the health and safety police are going to cry !! If a Blue light and siren are not enough then some driver's do have a massive brain cell problem !! Personally I would forget about the barriers and put cctv up, and fine every car for line hopping/queue jumping £500 a pop, would certainly make some money, and if put back into road resurfacing, then win/win all round !!! But the bigger picture, which clown with no brain cells designed a Motorway that went into a single road through a Town !!! and got paid big bucks, same clown that designed the M67, most Town's get Ring Roads or a By Pass but that's down to LCC and Highways employing clowns. Ps My apologies to all Clown's, but LET won't let me print what I really think of these idiots but they could have been Banker's ;-)'[/p][/quote]What a measured response to the problem. Not BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 3

2:02pm Fri 11 Jul 14

MikeBFC says...

As a daily user of this road I am glad measures are being taken to tackle this issue. I often use both lanes as I go to the gym which is turning right and home which is straight on and thefore left. I think people should be fined for the blatant disregard for common sense they display every day by pushing in this lane. The worst case I have seen was when I was in the right lane when to my shock a speeding car under took me from the left came into the right and then went back into the left nearer the lights. This was only last week. I gave him a disapproving look to which he returned as if it was his right to be in front of everyone then began to use his phone and eat something at the same time…

I don’t understand why barriers should be needed when people should know how act in a civilised manner. I would think cameras and the use of fines would be a more of a practical measure as people are driving dangerously and should be treated as such.
As a daily user of this road I am glad measures are being taken to tackle this issue. I often use both lanes as I go to the gym which is turning right and home which is straight on and thefore left. I think people should be fined for the blatant disregard for common sense they display every day by pushing in this lane. The worst case I have seen was when I was in the right lane when to my shock a speeding car under took me from the left came into the right and then went back into the left nearer the lights. This was only last week. I gave him a disapproving look to which he returned as if it was his right to be in front of everyone then began to use his phone and eat something at the same time… I don’t understand why barriers should be needed when people should know how act in a civilised manner. I would think cameras and the use of fines would be a more of a practical measure as people are driving dangerously and should be treated as such. MikeBFC
  • Score: 2

3:26pm Fri 11 Jul 14

L1882 says...

Brilliant - about time. Emergency vehicles can simply continue to use the right hand lane and then pull across after the lights so I don't see it disadvantages them.

And whilst I can see and agree with many points about more roads, planning etc the simple fact is a small number of, dare I say largely Audi and BMW drivers with the inevitable white vans, think they don't need to queue like the rest of us less important people are the root cause of this particular problem. In fact if more of them did follow the rules of the road perhaps they could take all their energy to press for a longer term solution to the North Valley traffic nightmare. I'd be happy with camera enforcement as an alternative though.

One thing is clear, it is something that annoys a lot of drivers, myself included.
Brilliant - about time. Emergency vehicles can simply continue to use the right hand lane and then pull across after the lights so I don't see it disadvantages them. And whilst I can see and agree with many points about more roads, planning etc the simple fact is a small number of, dare I say largely Audi and BMW drivers with the inevitable white vans, think they don't need to queue like the rest of us less important people are the root cause of this particular problem. In fact if more of them did follow the rules of the road perhaps they could take all their energy to press for a longer term solution to the North Valley traffic nightmare. I'd be happy with camera enforcement as an alternative though. One thing is clear, it is something that annoys a lot of drivers, myself included. L1882
  • Score: 1

8:30pm Fri 11 Jul 14

255.255.255.0 says...

Sweaty Whippet wrote:
Psch hit the nail on the head.. The oot cause of the problem isn't queue jumping, it is the planning half-wits that designed (and I say that in the loosest sense of the word) a system that funnels two lanes of motorway traffic, into a dual carriageway and then, within a couple of hundred metres, into a single carriageway urban road! The M65 was originally planned to by-pass Colne on the easterly side and eventually join up with the Aire Valley by-pass to form a second trans-pennine link. Unfortunately the Department of Transport desk jockeys later ky-boshed the original plan, and Vivary Way is the resulting ****-up.. The solution is to build the long awaited Colne / Foulridge by pass and allow the through traffic to avoid Vivary Way and North Valley road, thus alleviating the traffic congestion. Incidentally, I wonder how many of the "queue jumping" whingers live locally, and have objected to the Colne / Foulridge by-pass being built?
Totally agree this is partly what it is. Unclear signs. I have been travelling through colne recently and new the area used the right lane thinking its a dual carriageway with both lanes going straight. Its not till you get right near the traffic light that you realise the right lane is only turning right. No doubt those that know and then queue jump are taking the micky but they definitely need to improve the signage so its clear.
[quote][p][bold]Sweaty Whippet[/bold] wrote: Psch hit the nail on the head.. The oot cause of the problem isn't queue jumping, it is the planning half-wits that designed (and I say that in the loosest sense of the word) a system that funnels two lanes of motorway traffic, into a dual carriageway and then, within a couple of hundred metres, into a single carriageway urban road! The M65 was originally planned to by-pass Colne on the easterly side and eventually join up with the Aire Valley by-pass to form a second trans-pennine link. Unfortunately the Department of Transport desk jockeys later ky-boshed the original plan, and Vivary Way is the resulting ****-up.. The solution is to build the long awaited Colne / Foulridge by pass and allow the through traffic to avoid Vivary Way and North Valley road, thus alleviating the traffic congestion. Incidentally, I wonder how many of the "queue jumping" whingers live locally, and have objected to the Colne / Foulridge by-pass being built?[/p][/quote]Totally agree this is partly what it is. Unclear signs. I have been travelling through colne recently and new the area used the right lane thinking its a dual carriageway with both lanes going straight. Its not till you get right near the traffic light that you realise the right lane is only turning right. No doubt those that know and then queue jump are taking the micky but they definitely need to improve the signage so its clear. 255.255.255.0
  • Score: 1

2:39pm Wed 23 Jul 14

y'what? says...

I think it would be somewhat naive to say that the vast majority of individuals who queue jump on vivary way simply don't know the area, however placing the blame solely on opportunist drivers wouldn't be entirely fair. The council do need to rectify the congestion issue but at the same time we need to recognise that this wouldn't be as big a problem as it has become if we didn't have impatient types on the road who felt that a bigger engine size grants you leniency in committing traffic offences. Why is there such a general lack of social responsibility on the roads these days? Has it always been this way?
I think it would be somewhat naive to say that the vast majority of individuals who queue jump on vivary way simply don't know the area, however placing the blame solely on opportunist drivers wouldn't be entirely fair. The council do need to rectify the congestion issue but at the same time we need to recognise that this wouldn't be as big a problem as it has become if we didn't have impatient types on the road who felt that a bigger engine size grants you leniency in committing traffic offences. Why is there such a general lack of social responsibility on the roads these days? Has it always been this way? y'what?
  • Score: 0
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