Congratulations to Norfolk County Council on turning a civilised, pleasant road to drive, Edward Benefer Way, into a race track for idiots.
Who came up with the bright idea of turning part of this road into a dual-carriageway?
It is possible to see for a good distance along this road whether the new traffic lights are on red, and therefore it should be easy to time your approach to arrive when the lights are green and avoid stopping. However, as soon as you ease your foot off the accelerator this is the cue for the idiots who can’t see further than the car immediately in front of them to race past and then cut in front of you again at the lights.
This road has a 40mph speed limit. Do you think drivers are sticking to 40mph on this stretch of dual-carriageway? You must be kidding! Shortly after the end of the dual carriageway section the road enters the residential area of South Wootton, with schools and several crossings, and a 30mph speed limit. Are drivers leaving this dual-carriageway then slowing to 30mph for the residential area? Pull the other one. It’s a disaster waiting to happen.
If ordinary drivers can see what a bad idea this is, how come road planners cannot? How do schemes like this ever get approved? From being a calm and pleasant road to drive, this is now an intimidating race track to be avoided where possible.
Vicky Fairweather, Annes Close, Lynn