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Help requested posted on 22nd January 2019:

Motorists ignoring temporary stop/go signs

The Lincs Road Safety Partnership have been contacted by a company regarding problems experienced by their crews carrying out coring and other activities under temporary stop/go signs. They are seeking information on any initiatives or advice to prevent or deal with 'run through's'. Any such advice / experience / proposals would be appreciated.

Mick Howells

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Response posted on 22nd January 2019 by:
Mark Foweraker

E: m.foweraker@cardiff.gov.uk
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Motorists ignoring temporary stop/go signs

Check whether your police force operates the equivalent of Operation Snap (see www.gosafe.org) where video footage can be submitted. It would be fairly cheap to install dashcam or gopro type cameras on tripods and then submit the footage to the police. They could also erect CCTV warning signs, or even just the erect the signs to see if that is sufficient.


Response posted on 23rd January 2019 by:
Andy Garden

E: blueacorns@gmail.com
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Motorists ignoring temporary stop/go signs

Firstly as above with Mark's comments. Even if police do not proceed with prosecutions based on CCTV/ video. I might consider installing for multi reasons anyway now we have identified an issue (risk)including - supporting your road teams, remote management / supervision/support that the equipment is correctly installed, monitor non-complaince by the public, investigative value if something should go wrong. Gain the support of the road teams before proceeding and create and implement a simple system for review, retention and disposal etc.


Response posted on 23rd January 2019 by:
Dave Lake

E: main.doktek@gmail.com
T: 01 179 145 510

Motorists ignoring temporary stop/go signs

We are a LED sign & and signal manufacturer based in Bristol.
Our new LED lol-e-stop sign is designed for use with existing Lollipop & Stop-Go Highway signs.
There are many occasions when the operators & signs can be difficult to see: dawn / dusk / rain / congestion.
Our products can improve motorists attention by highlighting sign locations at times of reduced visibility.
They use usb power banks for their power source. (Cheap power banks from poundland ran continuously for 9 hours).
We are a manufacturer based in Bristol.
Our web site for these products is www.lol-e-stop.co.uk

Dok-Tek Systems Ltd
www.lol-e-stop.co.uk
www.dok-tek.co.uk
Tel: 01179 145 510

Regards - Dave Lake

main.doktek@gmail.com


Response posted on 3rd February 2019 by:
Robert Swears

E: Robert.Swears@opus.co.nz
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Motorists ignoring temporary stop/go signs

Rather than heading down an enforcement track as the first stage of your solution, I consider that it's worthwhile looking at the advanced warning signage and side friction experienced by motorists on their approach to the stop/go control. While some motorists will blatantly ignore stop/go signs (just as some motorists ignore red traffic lights and speed limits) there are methods that can be applied to make the temporary traffic management site more obvious and, as a result, reduce the potential for ordinarily compliant road users overlooking the stop/go signs. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this.


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