'Where I live, people use a residential street as a main thoroughfare. It's crazy at rush hour.' - Your reaction to Preston man's rat run fears
A worried Preston resident whose son was killed in a road accident more than 40 years ago, has voiced fears that a similar tragedy could happen on the estate where he now lives.
Gerry Downs, 75, says Romford Road, behind Preston fire station, has become a rat-run for motorists accessing Blackpool Road to head towards the Deepdale Retail Park – in spite of signs outlawing a right-hand turn out of his estate.
This was the reaction from Preston residents to the story:
It would help if it were easier to turn right on the Tom Finney Way/Blackpool Road lights.
I agree. More thought needs to go into planning these routes taking account of what people will actually do, not what they are supposed to do.
Most of the road signs and rules are ignored in Preston. Traffic lights, speed limits, yellow boxes. It's like wacky races out there most of the time.
Some bad mannered drivers, too.
All the 20 signs are ignored in Preston. Near schools drivers do not slow down
I'm not surprised this man is concerned about the rat run. Where I live, people use a residential street as a main thoroughfare. It's crazy at rush hour.
I had someone giving me grief today because I didn't leave a gap to let him out while I was in queuing traffic, he was trying to turn right so I didn't let him out. If everybody did this they might think twice before using it as a rat run
Stella Sansom Harper PT
Same on blackpool road and inkerman street junction...people jumping red lights when kids going school and no lollipop person .....