Traffic lights report

First published in Chard

THE effectiveness of traffic lights at a busy junction in Chard has been hard to assess because of roadworks.

The MOVA – Microprocessor Optimised Vehicle Actuation – system was installed this summer at the A30/A358 crossroads in the centre of Chard to try and speed up traffic flow.

A South Somerset District Council report said the initial impact of the system was unclear because of lengthy roadworks at the Victoria Avenue and A30 roundabout near Tesco.

The report added that the junction was still operating close to capacity at peak times.

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10:47am Wed 26 Dec 12

David Pincombe says...

Is the District Council not aware that there are many dozens of vehicles parked every day illegally on pavements in the access roads to Chard (which the Police choose to ignore)
The traffic lights seem to work quite well, to keep traffic moving, but what a difference it would make if Drivers could have an unobstructed view when emerging at road junctions.
Is the District Council not aware that there are many dozens of vehicles parked every day illegally on pavements in the access roads to Chard (which the Police choose to ignore) The traffic lights seem to work quite well, to keep traffic moving, but what a difference it would make if Drivers could have an unobstructed view when emerging at road junctions. David Pincombe
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3:06pm Wed 26 Dec 12

orchardman says...

Persons parking on pavements is a perennial problem wherever you live, as are people riding bikes on pavements, and without lights, but the police have their hands more than full sorting out the more important problems in life, rape, assault, robbery etc. that come their way. However, one would have thought the 'pretend' police (PCSO's), rather than cruising around pretending to be the real thing, could mount the occasional blitz, maybe in conjunction with the wardens ( though not sure how far their powers go) in the problem areas. One thing for sure, you'll never stop it.
Persons parking on pavements is a perennial problem wherever you live, as are people riding bikes on pavements, and without lights, but the police have their hands more than full sorting out the more important problems in life, rape, assault, robbery etc. that come their way. However, one would have thought the 'pretend' police (PCSO's), rather than cruising around pretending to be the real thing, could mount the occasional blitz, maybe in conjunction with the wardens ( though not sure how far their powers go) in the problem areas. One thing for sure, you'll never stop it. orchardman
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4:06pm Wed 26 Dec 12

mgm2001 says...

Quite agree with orchardman about parked cars and junctions. Coming out of Victoria Avenue to turn right into Furnham Road it is impossible to see traffic coming from town because of parked cars.While I sympathise with people who live there, I was always under the impression it was an offence to park within so many feet of a junction. If I'm correct, someone please enforce it.
Quite agree with orchardman about parked cars and junctions. Coming out of Victoria Avenue to turn right into Furnham Road it is impossible to see traffic coming from town because of parked cars.While I sympathise with people who live there, I was always under the impression it was an offence to park within so many feet of a junction. If I'm correct, someone please enforce it. mgm2001
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