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saxon51
28-11-2010, 11:32
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the new 'priority' signs which have gone up on the road fronting Longley Primary School - Raisen Hall Road I believe.

The reason I ask is because when I walked past them yesterday afternoon they appeared to have the wrong written advice under the arrow signs.

IE. White 'up' arrow on left with red 'down' on right with 'Priority to Oncoming Traffic' ... or wording similar, and the one for other direction had red 'up' arrow on left with black 'down' arrow on right and the wording 'Priority over Oncoming Traffic'... or words to that effect. Surely the wording and the grafficks are confused.

Has anyone else in the area noticed this?

diggory comp
28-11-2010, 11:49
no i haven't noticed those signs so i will look when i go for my afternoon stroll. what i have noticed is that just a little further along that road is a junction. it is where it raisen hall meets with herries road. as you approach the junction there is a sign that indicates you cannot turn left on to herries road (towards tesco). so why do so many people just ignore this sign and turn left anyway.

saxon51
28-11-2010, 11:57
That sign was placed there years ago to stop traffic turning left directly onto a pedestrian crossing. Have also noticed the cretins ignoring it as well.

Let me know if you agree the signs are confusing please, and I'll email whoever is responsible.

the_rudeboy
28-11-2010, 13:04
I think it would usually be a small up red arrow on the left and larger black down arrow on the right (on white background) with a supplementary plate saying 'give way to oncoming traffic' (http://free-stock-images.co.uk/acatalog/22006-tn.jpg)
The other direction would then show a large white up arrow on the left and the smaller red down arrow on the right (on blue background) with the supplementary plate saying ' priority over oncoming traffic' (http://www.free-stock-images.co.uk/acatalog/22094-tn.jpg)

Egbert
28-11-2010, 13:07
I never bother reading road signs as they distract me from my driving. I am a good driver!:)

saxon51
28-11-2010, 13:11
Yes, the up arrow is directing your behaviour, and the down arrow indicating what the oncoming traffic should be doing. IE If the up arrow is red, you give priority. I am sure the signs to which I refer had written info beneath giving conflicting instructions. This one: http://free-stock-images.co.uk/acatalog/22006-tn.jpg had priority over oncoming traffic written below it, and this one http://www.free-stock-images.co.uk/acatalog/22094-tn.jpg had give way to oncoming traffic written below it.

I hope I wasn't 'seeing things':confused:

thelurcher
28-11-2010, 15:14
[QUOTE=saxon51;6948475]That sign was placed there years ago to stop traffic turning left directly onto a pedestrian crossing. Have also noticed the cretins ignoring it as well.

The best way I find for getting round this, is when I go up Raisen Hall Road, I turn right up Raisen Hall Place, then left and left onto Moonshine then left at roundabout

saxon51
28-11-2010, 15:17
[QUOTE=saxon51;6948475]That sign was placed there years ago to stop traffic turning left directly onto a pedestrian crossing. Have also noticed the cretins ignoring it as well.

The best way I find for getting round this, is when I go up Raisen Hall Road, I turn right up Raisen Hall Place, then left and left onto Moonshine then left at roundabout

Same here.

the_rudeboy
28-11-2010, 15:40
Yes, the up arrow is directing your behaviour, and the down arrow indicating what the oncoming traffic should be doing. IE If the up arrow is red, you give priority. I am sure the signs to which I refer had written info beneath giving conflicting instructions. This one: http://free-stock-images.co.uk/acatalog/22006-tn.jpg had priority over oncoming traffic written below it, and this one http://www.free-stock-images.co.uk/acatalog/22094-tn.jpg had give way to oncoming traffic written below it.

I hope I wasn't 'seeing things':confused:If thats the case they are conflicting, like you said

saxon51
28-11-2010, 15:44
If thats the case they are conflicting, like you saidYes. Both me and the wife were staring at them and not quite believing what we saw. We still doubt we saw it, but it's too bloody cold to go and check it out. Still waiting for 'diggory comp' to confirm it for me.

shawncharles
28-11-2010, 17:04
good, I will go and have a look, may it still there

Aim 4
28-11-2010, 18:50
no i haven't noticed those signs so i will look when i go for my afternoon stroll.

Ok for some ;)

saxon51
28-11-2010, 18:51
Ok for some ;) He isn't back yet it seems.:suspect:

saxon51
29-11-2010, 07:37
I have just driven past to verify it for myself, and I can confirm that as of 8.10am today, the sign applicable to traffic heading towards Herries Rd is a black 'up' arrow on left and a smaller red 'down' arrow on right of the sign. This is definitely telling the driver that he has priority over oncoming traffic. The lettering on the plate below, however, clearly states, GIVE WAY TO ONCOMING TRAFFIC.:huh:

Have just email them.

saxon51
29-11-2010, 12:30
Cracked it. It's the plates with the arrows on that are upside down in both cases.