Tue, 09 Aug 2016
Yes, the road is dangerous and a 50mph limit would make it safer
No, the speed limit is fine as it is
I don't know
Leave your comment
Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News
Characters left: 1000
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.
Show more comments
Man left shaken after bones were broken in Newbury assault
Hi mummy and daddy
Charge for garden waste collection is 'the thin end of the wedge' say Lib Dems...
Funeral of "hugely respected" policeman to be held in Pangbourne this week
Newbury MP alerts police to menacing letter
Record £2million surplus from parking charges and fines
Fundraiser launched to buy Newbury MP a bike after driving ban
Woman jailed for puppy farm fraud
Silchester Temple site
What's on today - Tap Factory
Driver jailed after police chase through Tilehurst
Thousands line the streets for Newbury Carnival
Bees swarming in Newbury
Are you happy to pay £50 for green waste collection?
Do you agree with West Berkshire Council's plan to introduce an annual charge?
Where do you most like to shop in Newbury?
Which part of Newbury is your favourite shopping destination?
What's your favourite castle?
Who do you want to win Strictly Come Dancing?
Who serves the best curry in Thatcham?
Newbury News Limited - Newspaper House, Faraday Road, Newbury
Powered by Miles 33