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Police monitoring dangerous U-turns at Lowen Bre off the A390

By WBMiles  |  Posted: December 09, 2013


Police are monitoring dangerous U-turns at Lowen Bre off the A390.

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Dangerous U-turns are being carried out on a Truro road.

Police said drivers were turning off the A390 at Treliske and performing U-turns in Lowen Bre to cut travel times.

Residents of Lowen Bre said they were sick of people driving onto their property.

Police have recorded registration numbers of the drivers and are monitoring the problem.

PC Jo Medlin said: “Police have seen a few near misses from cars coming from further down in the estate coming up around the corner and suddenly having to stop whilst a car is carrying out a turn in the road, purely due to being lazy and not driving down to the next roundabout to turn around.

“The behaviour is also causing a large number of unnecessary traffic light changes on the A390 therefore meaning the flow of traffic coming into and going out of the city is held up more often than is needed.”

Resident Jan Faulks said at peak times she saw one car a minute performing a U-turn.

She said: “People are looking in your kitchen all the time and it’s incredibly annoying. The lights flash into your house all the time. I don’t feel any individual realises the impact they have.”

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  • BJinHelston  |  December 10 2013, 11:14AM

    Just another example of how inconsiderate and lazy some drivers are. I live at the end of a cul de sac with a turning area outside my property. But because other residents in the close park in the road and turning area anyone who wants to turn around seems to think its OK to use my drive - even when my car is parked there. Most of the time emergency services would not be able to get down to the end of the cul de sac because of double parking all the way along and others park right across the pavement meaning pedestrians have to walk in the road. They all have a garage and a driveway which they don't use - I guess it saves them 10 seconds parking on the road. Highways and police not interested.

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  • goliath_david  |  December 09 2013, 10:06PM

    It must be more down to bad design/layout at Treliske, what with having the traffic lights on - and then to say drivers too lazy to go along to the roundabout by the Dash shop to turn around - it isn't a roundabout - you have to give way to outbound traffic! There are no signs prohibiting U-turns, therefore not illegal, but if cars are having 'near misses' then the cars coming up the road are at fault, going too fast for road conditions, and should be slowing down for the light-controlled junction anyway.

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  • Gurnards_Head  |  December 09 2013, 2:16PM

    Another damning indictment of Cornwall Councils failing planners who are simply not fit for purpose due to the growing environmental disaster zone they are presiding over along the entire A390 corridor from Chiverton Cross roundabout to County Hall.

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