A373: Impose weight limit and ban caravans

PUBLISHED: 13:22 28 April 2011

Honiton scaffolding accident at the Globe Antiques Centre. Picture by Alex Walton mhh 6154-05-08AW

Honiton scaffolding accident at the Globe Antiques Centre. Picture by Alex Walton mhh 6154-05-08AW

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Devon County Council accused of ‘clouding the issue’

Despite the fears of local people who drive this road daily, Devon County Council bamboozles us with facts and figures which are an attempt to cloud the issue.

The issue is that the A373 is not designed to take 30-plus ton lorries along its length, especially on the approaches (both sides) to the summit of the hill.

If the classification has no bearing on the current safety problem, then impose a weight limit of, say, two tons. This will prevent three ton lorries (which in some cases are as wide a 35 ton juggernaught) from using it.

I would even go so far as to ban caravans from using this rout as well.

CP Ireson MBE

Honiton


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