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Peter
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11/03/2010 : 08:11:52      reply with quote


If you use DALE VIEW to exit onto BOLTON ROAD you could help me out on a straw poll survey.

A couple of times when exiting onto Bolton Road towards Silsden, via Dale View, I have been nearly been wiped out by idiots overtaking coming up Bolton Road. This morning it was my wife that had to brake in a hurry because an idiot was overtaking a landrover and on her side of the road. angryangryangry

If you have had this experience could you let me know here please. Thanks Peter
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Shazza
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11/03/2010 : 11:33:21      reply with quote


I used to live up that way and it used to happen often. angry
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Herself
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11/03/2010 : 16:52:13      reply with quote


I used to go up Dale View to turn, somtimes three times a day. I stopped using that area for the same reason Peter. Nearly had head on collisions a number of times.
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old git
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11/03/2010 : 18:38:14      reply with quote


It has nearly happened to me a couple of times, I do think it is one road that should have a speed camera on it as the speed of quite a lot of vehicles is unbelivable.
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hermione fraggle
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12/03/2010 : 07:44:00      reply with quote


I have another problem with that area. I am regaularly over taken when I am driving up Bolton Road. I am a pretty head strong driver, but I am often scared that there is not much room for manouver and someone is going to force me into hitting come of the parked cars.

Yes I have a small car, and yes I do drive at more or less the speed limit but I think it is a dangerous road to be overtaking on, precisely because there are so many side streets. The idiots who do it just don't care, there again it is the same cars that if they don't oiver take on Bolton Road will just do it somewhere else on my journey in a morning. Can't these people just chill out, and perhaps if they are late every morning they should out of bed earlier.
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Miss Marple
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12/03/2010 : 09:26:57      reply with quote


I live up there too and the speed some people do is unbelievable. Pulling out of Pickard Lane is a nightmare.
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old_miner
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12/03/2010 : 12:02:56      reply with quote


When driving up Bolton Road - in small car.

1 Keep to the speed limit
2 Keep well clear of nearside cars, only pull in for vehicles coming towards you.
3 As you turn bend towards end of 30 mph signs go down a gear.
4 Slowly accelerate towards signs.
5 At signs put your foot down.
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9 times out of 10 the idiot sitting on your tail will be in to higher gear and will not be able to follow. Keep in low gear an accellerate to leagal limit, 60 mph. Unless it is a small car with 4 up most cars can manage this.

Even more fun on a motorbike.
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OLD_MINER Your post does not help and is NOT what I asked for.

Thanks everyone that has replied so far, please keep sharing your experiences about the problem. Peter
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victor
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12/03/2010 : 16:29:42      reply with quote


Yes Peter it is a nightmare.You could try going down Fletcher Ave and onto Banklands lane,then coming out onto Bolton road.A lot of people do this and it seems to be a bit safer.
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Peter
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12/03/2010 : 17:32:30      reply with quote


Hi Victor, thanks for your suggestion. I do go that way if I have to, but the corner of Fletcher Avenue/Banklands is sharp and has to be treated with extreme caution, and going the other way, the exit onto DaleView is blind.

The reason for asking for peoples experience of the Dale View exit onto Bolton Road is to try to do something to stop someone being injured or killed in a head-on accident.
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grandad
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12/03/2010 : 19:52:23      reply with quote


Nothing wrong with the road! Itís the drivers who can't drive.
There was an accident on this corner some years ago, the bus stopped at the stop going up; a car indicated right, the lad in the motor bike behind thought the car was just overtaking the bus; so foolishly he decided to overtake the car at the same time, but the car was turning right into dale view, the lad hit the car bounced off hit the wall and broke his ankle, when he got to the hospital he suffered a heart attack and died.
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pumbajunior
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12/03/2010 : 19:53:19      reply with quote


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posted by old_miner
When driving up Bolton Road - in small car.

1 Keep to the speed limit
2 Keep well clear of nearside cars, only pull in for vehicles coming towards you.
3 As you turn bend towards end of 30 mph signs go down a gear.
4 Slowly accelerate towards signs.
5 At signs put your foot down.
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9 times out of 10 the idiot sitting on your tail will be in to higher gear and will not be able to follow. Keep in low gear an accellerate to leagal limit, 60 mph. Unless it is a small car with 4 up most cars can manage this.

Even more fun on a motorbike.
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OLD_MINER Your post does not help and is NOT what I asked for.

Thanks everyone that has replied so far, please keep sharing your experiences about the problem. Peter
agreed miner
it makes me chuckle
HF has a 1.0 C1 i have a 1.2 I10
always getting tail gated in 30 zone when get to 60 zone i just pull away

its amazing the amount of drivers that can speed on a straight but any kind of corner and there down to 25mph
most corners i can hapily take at the speed limit or just a little backing off
these people should learn to drive properly
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Peter
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12/03/2010 : 21:46:16      reply with quote


This topic IS NOT ABOUT keeping to the speed limit BUT drivers overtaking within the speed limit. Admitedly they may exceed the speed limit but that is not the point of this thread.

If anything, going slower than the speed limit would frustrate a following driver to attempt to overtake.sad :(sad :(
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Loafer
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12/03/2010 : 21:50:02      reply with quote


Aren't you supposed to look both ways though....?
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Peter
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12/03/2010 : 22:15:28      reply with quote


Get to the end of Dale View, indicate left, look left, (a car coming up Bolton Road just past Kings Arms), look right (no taffic).

Note the pavement kerb coming out of Dale View is high and you cannot cut the kerb, so you have to use all of the road to the centre white line to exit Dale View.

To continue..

No traffic to the left and it should be ok to turn left onto Bolton Road BUT oh S**t there is a car overtaking the car coming up Bolton Road and if I keep going it WILL hit me AND having right of way will not help me!

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old git
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13/03/2010 : 11:15:41      reply with quote


Your right but as i said before if there was a camera there these idiots would not be trying to overtake as most of the traffic coming up bolton road is doing near the speed limit.
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Peter
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13/03/2010 : 15:38:46      reply with quote


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.. most of the traffic coming up bolton road is doing near the speed limit.
I have to disagree, many of the cars going up Bolton Road exceed the speed limit (it just depends on the time of day). At busy times most traffic keeps to 30mph but on quieter times most will be doing at least 40mph and some 60mph towards Brown Bank.

I have lost count the number of times I have turned right out of Dale View without a car in sight, but by the time I get to the corner there is a car sitting on my tail - where do they come from? angry
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old_miner
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16/03/2010 : 07:37:05      reply with quote


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If you use DALE VIEW to exit onto BOLTON ROAD you could help me out on a straw poll survey.

A couple of times when exiting onto Bolton Road towards Silsden, via Dale View, I have been nearly been wiped out by idiots overtaking coming up Bolton Road. This morning it was my wife that had to brake in a hurry because an idiot was overtaking a landrover and on her side of the road. angryangryangry

If you have had this experience could you let me know here please. Thanks Peter
What did you ask for?

I see no question mark!
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Peter
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16/03/2010 : 08:24:54      reply with quote


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The reason for asking for peoples experience of the Dale View exit onto Bolton Road is to try to do something to stop someone being injured or killed in a head-on accident.
Thanks for reminding people what the topic is about old_miner
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original
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16/03/2010 : 14:08:55      reply with quote


Re :- Bolton road not only speed of vehicles is the problem. But when coming out of Pickard Lane which ever way you wish to turn is a great problem at certain times with a line of parked up vehicles blocking the sight line. Are not vehicles supposed to park 15 to 20 feet away from a junction??
it is easier to get out of Dale View as vechicles do not park usually at that side of the road.
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16/08/2010 : 08:50:02      reply with quote


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coming out of dale view and getting out is a nightmare because you just can't see around the corner with the cars parked up there
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