Tue, 09 Aug 2016
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08/09/2016 - 11:11
I have been driving the A34 (and M40) since the mid 1980s, thousands of journeys at all times of the 24 hour day. Speed has never ever been an issue, crazy drivers tend to do there weaving on motorways, where I guess it is easier with 3 lanes.
However, and this is the crux of the matter, I have witnessed or read about an increasing number of accidents on both the A34 and M40, and I saw it coming. The traffic density is simply terrible and makes driving, even by an experienced person in a tough SUV quite frightening.
The gap between vehicles is limited simply due to lack of space, not bad driving. (You cannot stop someone coming up close behind even if you maintain a safe space between yourself and the vehicle in front. At least not without tapping your breaks lightly as a hint!)
The lorries change lanes, making things worse, despite their limited speed, so they block the hills climbs.
There is no solution other than airborne transport to relieve the roads. #tt_ccbb
30/08/2016 - 15:03
Should be an option to improve the road and keep the speed limit alone.
25/08/2016 - 15:03
The A34 is a major freight route between Southampton and the Midlands (M40) Two lanes cause frustration and queues. This road needs upgrading to motorway status. A speed limit would only cause more frustration, lost time and careless driving..
18/08/2016 - 08:08
I don't think speed is a problem - I think the main problem is that vehicles travel too close to each other. Think they should paint lines across the road to remind drivers to leave a sensible distance from the vehicle in front.
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