JUST ANOTHER MUNDANE DAY IN THE LIVES OF COUNTRY FOLK!
There are county, village and borough leaders talking about piling more traffic onto our country roads, and total chaos ensued on one of them this morning.
The Elmbridge Road chicane took on new meaning today, when a lorry parked on the right of the gates, to the former home of Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr, causing traffic chaos and all hell broke out. Drivers who were heading towards Cranleigh, saw this as the perfect opportunity to drive on, regardless, ignoring the opposing priority signs. The result of which, brought another major traffic jam. Thanks to a bus driver’s quick thinking, in blocking the oncoming traffic and then forcing everyone to reverse, a more serious delay was avoided. That the country road infrastructure is incapable of taking significant amounts of additional traffic, that this chicane needs traffic lights as a matter of urgency, and there is a petition calling for this currently doing the rounds, is obvious to all – or is it! Will someone start taking this junction seriously wbefore someone is killed or seriously injured?