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  1. Published on: 06/10/2017 01:59 PMReported by: rogerblaxall
    This is the aftermath of yet another serious accident at one of the most dangerous junctions in west Lancashire.

    Two cars - a Nissan Juke and Toyota Yaris - collided outside Scarisbrick Hall's entrance at 8.30am today - one of its busiest times.

    Police closed the road for over an hour while casualties were treated - a lady from the Juke suffered a broken leg while two ladies in the Yaris were described as 'walking wounded'; the Air Ambulance attended but was not needed.

    "The County Council keeps promising to do something at this junction," observed a traffic officer wryly as he shovelled up the mess.

    And how long before Scarisbrick Hall School's asked to put its hands in its pocket to pay for either peak time traffic lights or a mini roundabout at its entrance?
           

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  3. pedoja says:06/10/2017 04:14 PM
    The junction isn't dangerous, it is the vehicle drivers who cause the accidents by being unobservant or too impatient!

  4. said says:06/10/2017 04:37 PM
    It is - if you are turning right out of Gorsuch Lane onto Southport Road - that corner is a blind corner. You can only see cars coming when they have rounded the corner so you have to chance that nothing is coming for a good few minutes when you pull out.

    A simple solution would be to alter where Gorsuch Lane meets the main road - they could just shift the junction along the straight part a bit (i.e towards the marina) increasing the visibility for the turning dramatically !! All the council would have to do is buy a bit of meadow.

  5. justbecause says:06/10/2017 05:22 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by said View Post
    It is - if you are turning right out of Gorsuch Lane onto Southport Road - that corner is a blind corner. You can only see cars coming when they have rounded the corner so you have to chance that nothing is coming for a good few minutes when you pull out.

    A simple solution would be to alter where Gorsuch Lane meets the main road - they could just shift the junction along the straight part a bit (i.e towards the marina) increasing the visibility for the turning dramatically !! All the council would have to do is buy a bit of meadow.
    What utter hysterical garbage, in a ‘good few minutes’, you would be the other side of Ormskirk.

  6. Alikado says:06/10/2017 06:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by said View Post
    It is - if you are turning right out of Gorsuch Lane onto Southport Road - that corner is a blind corner. You can only see cars coming when they have rounded the corner so you have to chance that nothing is coming for a good few minutes when you pull out.

    A simple solution would be to alter where Gorsuch Lane meets the main road - they could just shift the junction along the straight part a bit (i.e towards the marina) increasing the visibility for the turning dramatically !! All the council would have to do is buy a bit of meadow.
    Rubbish, you have a better view from Gorsuch Lane, the difficulty is pulling out of the school.

  7. chrismatt. says:06/10/2017 06:09 PM
    Nice Police traffic car

  8. Coastal99 says:06/10/2017 06:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by said View Post
    It is - if you are turning right out of Gorsuch Lane onto Southport Road - that corner is a blind corner. You can only see cars coming when they have rounded the corner so you have to chance that nothing is coming for a good few minutes when you pull out.

    A simple solution would be to alter where Gorsuch Lane meets the main road - they could just shift the junction along the straight part a bit (i.e towards the marina) increasing the visibility for the turning dramatically !! All the council would have to do is buy a bit of meadow.
    pmsl.

    If you can't negotiate that junction safely you shouldn't be driving and need to have your driving skills reassessed by an examiner.

  9. silver fox says:06/10/2017 07:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by said View Post
    It is - if you are turning right out of Gorsuch Lane onto Southport Road - that corner is a blind corner. You can only see cars coming when they have rounded the corner so you have to chance that nothing is coming for a good few minutes when you pull out.

    A simple solution would be to alter where Gorsuch Lane meets the main road - they could just shift the junction along the straight part a bit (i.e towards the marina) increasing the visibility for the turning dramatically !! All the council would have to do is buy a bit of meadow.
    If you are going to move the junction, move it towards Southport, that will give improved visibility to traffic coming from Southport, but is that the junction in question? or more likely the entrance (and exit) from Scarisbrook Hall School, otherwise the junction from Gorsuch lane is OK.

  10. marky says:06/10/2017 09:03 PM
    How about driving according to the rules of the road?

    This applies more specifically to a certain 'mother' in a Mercedes-Benz ML who regularly tears along Drummersdale Lane (with a child in Scarisbrick Hall uniform in said vehicle) attired in pyjamas who seems to think it's OK to verbally abuse drivers in oncoming vehicles who don't yield when she tries to force her way past parked cars against the flow of traffic to get to the school. Yes, I have it on my dashcam - all of it...

    I see the same behaviour on Damwood Lane, both entering & leaving the back way to the school; mornings & afternoons. IT'S A SCHOOL. YOU'RE NOT ABOVE THE LAW BECAUSE OF THE BADGE ON YOUR CAR. OBEY THE LAW OR THE POLICE WILL BE INFORMED. It's that simple.

  11. kavanagh.mike@b says:08/10/2017 09:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by pedoja View Post
    The junction isn't dangerous, it is the vehicle drivers who cause the accidents by being unobservant or too impatient!
    It's recognised as such by the school bus drivers. When they are exiting the school to take children home towards Southport they turn left towards Ormskirk and do a u-turn at the Marina, then head off towards Southport. Those professional drivers are in charge of the safety of our children/grandchildren and it would seem they concur somewhat with the notion that the juction, around school opening and closing time is very much laced with danger. When there is no school traffic then the junction is no more dangerous than any other junction. A potential solution would be to have part time trafic lights operating at peak times.


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