Recent changes to road safety along Red Road [B311] have included, repainting of the road markings, installation of additional hazard warning signs, cutting back of roadside vegetation, and most recently in the past few days the erection of 50 mph speed signs.
So, it can’t be said that the road lacks consideration about its need for road safety management. Heck, the amount of discussion about this at the Local Area Committee, and not least in this blog, is considerable.
So, what to do? Unfortunately the circumstances of each of the accidents is not made public. Therefore, it’s difficult for laymen to draw conclusions about whether its the nature of the road, or the lack of competence by drivers, that’s the key contributing factor. I guess a bit of both.
This latest accident, which occurred yesterday, appeared to be on the downward side of Red Road hill, just prior to the large vehicle activated hazard warning sign instructing drivers to slow down.
Is the safety of Red Road a cause for concern? Of course. But what more can we do? That’s a question I’ll be seeking to answer by talking to Surrey County Highways, Police and road safety experts.
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