Drivers criticised for A30 ‘suicide stance’

13:09 06 November 2012

Archant

Rush to get to Exeter highlighted by chairman of Honiton residents’ association.

Some drivers are taking a “suicide stance” in a rush to get to Exeter, it has been claimed.

Ken Sherman, chairman of the Northcote Lane Area Residents’ Association, told the group’s annual meeting last week: “When I am on the A30, driving along at a comfortable 60mph and overtaking a lorry, I can get a car behind flashing its lights at me because it wants to go faster.

“But you get to the traffic lights near the M5 and that same vehicle is just two cars in front. It is ridiculous.

“People are taking a suicide stance to get to Exeter.”

Mr Sherman was speaking at Dunning Court on Thursday last week at a meeting that attracted a poor turnout.

2 comments

  • The speed limit on the A30 is 70mph, so if you are doing 60mph it is no wonder people want to get by you,

    Report this comment

    cbr125

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

  • He shouldn't be holding anyone up because he should be in the inside lane at that speed! I'd certainly be flashing my headlights!

    Report this comment

    Rich

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 12:50
East Devon District Councillor Derek Button, who died last month after a lengthy fight with cancer.

Tributes have been paid to one of East Devon District Council’s most respected councillors

Read more
Mon, 07:51
Seaton NatWest Bank - set to close in March. Photo Chris Carson

Campaigners say replacing NatWest branch with a mobile unit for an hour once a week is “wholly inadequate”

Read more
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Author Graham Hurley

Acclaimed crime writer Graham Hurley is giving a talk in Lympstone this week.

Read more
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Exmouth in action at Chard

It has been an eventful rugby week for yours truly with both my teams winning on the road.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition

Honiton's trusted business finder