Road safety issues with Red Road [the B311] in Lightwater is one of my perennial concerns. Type Red Road road safety into the search box on this blog to see how often I’ve written about traffic accidents, road safety, and road signs.
Following the last serious accident in the summer, I circulated my report on the missing road signs to the local Police. It got passed on, and subsequently I learned about possible projected road safety improvements. The pressure for any improvements is not my report but the frequency of serious accidents.
At the upcoming Surrey Heath Local Committee meeting on October 18th, I’m expecting a written answer to the following two questions that I’ve submitted.
- “I’ve submitted a report to the local committee previously about the missing traffic warning signs on the S bends on Red Road. Pleasingly, some have been replaced, only to be subsequently demolished in a serious traffic accident. There are now four missing signs. Both are double signs directional warning sings. When will these signs be replaced?”
- “I understand that the Surrey Heath Road Safety Working Group have plans to improve driver awareness of the hazards on Red Road [B311]. Can you please provide an update as to what is being planned and when the plans will be implemented.”
I noticed today that the previously very worn road markings through the S bends have been repainted. Road markings, road signs, vehicle activated speed signs, and even a new lower speed limit are all part of the changes that will hopefully reduce traffic accidents on the road.