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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
13 Mar 2018 20:16

Resurfacing work on the A379 Exeter Road in Dawlish was due for completion on March 19.

But Devon County Council have said that freezing temperatures and poor weather has caused the loss of nine working days.

Now the weather has improved highways teams are making up for lost time and working every day to complete the scheme, but a spokesman for the council said that the delay in Dawlish has had a knock-on effect and led to the postponement of three other schemes on the same road.

Read more...https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/misery-drivers-a379-continue-after-1334770

majorp
majorp
14 Mar 2018 02:10

And I wish drivers would switch off their engines whilst stationary, after all, it is an offence to remain stationary with your engine running. £20 fine rising to £40 if not paid within a time frame. Air polution is as big a problem as is plastic waste.

Calamari
Calamari
14 Mar 2018 06:17

it is an offence to remain stationary with your engine running

 

Doesn't that apply only if you are not in the vehicle?

leatash
leatash
14 Mar 2018 08:43
majorp
majorp
14 Mar 2018 13:05

Calamari, What a stupid question. if the engine is running and you are going nowhere, you are creating polutution whether there is anyone in the vehicle or not.

leatash
leatash
14 Mar 2018 13:42

Exeter City Council have within there plan for improving air quality proposals to start fining drivers who dont switch of there engines when stationary in traffic jams.

Calamari
Calamari
14 Mar 2018 14:50

@majorp

Is the any need to be  rude?

 

I really do apologise to you for asking a simple question.

Shame you had to be incredibly rude in your answer.

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
14 Mar 2018 15:07

Nothing changes on this site, no wonder the site has done a nose dive, Everyone has a right to express their own opinion's on this site, but without the need for the typical backlash that so often ensues.....now wait for it.

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Calamari
Calamari
14 Mar 2018 15:39

@DEEDOODLE

 

Well said.

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majorp
majorp
14 Mar 2018 19:08

Stupid remarks abound on this site from different people. Some people can only learn the hard way, but that's not my fault. They need a rude awakening.

Did Calamari ask himself whether or not polution would occur if the engine was running in a stationary position, whether there was anyone in the car or not.

Write 1000 lines, "I must not leave my engine running whilst stationary".

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
15 Mar 2018 17:05

Exeter road was a nightmare this afternoon of course no different to any afternoon or morning. The sign flashing stated that roadworks were delayed due to cold weather, perhaps I can understand that. However this afternoon at 2:30 pm the sun was shining and nobody was working, perhaps it was too sunny!

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leatash
leatash
15 Mar 2018 22:18

We have another weekend of severe weather on it's way these roadworks could go on and on.

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
16 Mar 2018 15:11

I appreciate the idea and reason behind switching off your engine when stationery, but if I did that with my old car it would break within a short space of time. 

So you are in a Q which keeps on stopping and starting e.g. towards Morrisons from Newton Abbot. Sometimes the Q is a mile long and you would have to switch your engine on/off approx 20-30 times depending how the traffic was behaving.

One of the most demanding operations of a car is the engagement of the starter motor, that being electrical/mechanical demand.

Although many newer petrol/diesel cars now do this as part of their normal operation. So I would assume at some point before all petrol/diesels are crushed and electric becomes the norm this will happen anyway.

majorp
majorp
16 Mar 2018 15:28

I find some drivers are too impatient. When there is a queue of traffic, drivers tend to get too close to the vehicle in front of them and can only therefore see the rear of the vehicle in front of them. If they were to hang back a little they could observe more of what is going on up ahead. If drivers were to pay attention, they would know that the traffic is slowing down or even stopping. As for Exeter Road, when the traffic starts to move (and if you hang back a little) you can see it. That is the time to start the engine and get ready to go. Laws are inplace to protect us all and not leave out those that have a worn out vehicle.

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
16 Mar 2018 15:46

The old saying  'if my aunt had testicles she would be my uncle'. I have edited the wording not to offend the pc brigade.

If people did a lot of things differently it might be a better place to live, but sadly that does not seem to be the case.

ZIGGY
ZIGGY
16 Mar 2018 15:55

Just been told by one of the workman that they were hoping to lay a layer of tarmac at the weekend but been told by health and safety their not aloud because of the weather

On an up side there will be no traffic lights and both sides of the road will be open.

ShyTalk 47
ShyTalk 47
16 Mar 2018 19:22

In the event of joining a shortish queue, leaving an appreciable gap might indeed make sense.  In a long queue, it would surely double or treble (maybe more?) the LENGTH of the tailback - perhaps through the town, or in the 'Morrison's' location, back to Newton Abbot?  OK, I've exagerated!

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