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Postby Dave » 13 Jun 2019 16:21

My walks often take me through the grounds of the University of Kent.

Today I was walking through the campus along a wide and very quiet no-through road with a 20mph limit when I couldn't help but notice this group of signs...

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Basically, for no more than about 50 yards the footpath isn't available. So a map has been provided showing a diversion, which I estimate to be about 300 yards, as an alternative to the unavailable path. Another notice asks pedestrians to adhere to the temporary route (presumably not deviating from it!). And twice we're warned (in red) not to use the road.

I'm guessing that a fair amount was spent on the signs, and I'm guessing that not a single person has used the diversion. I didn't! 8-)
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Re: Health and Safety

Postby rdw123 » 14 Jun 2019 08:21

We’ve all gone elf and safety mad over here. Keeps someone in a job I suppose.
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Postby CGBOWLER » 14 Jun 2019 12:28

I suppose it's more a case of compensation claims these days.
If a person were to be knocked down and injured - or worse, killed on that bit of road, the claim would be enormous and it probably wouldn't matter if it were that person's own fault.
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Postby Dave » 14 Jun 2019 18:45

CGBOWLER wrote:I suppose it's more a case of compensation claims these days.
If a person were to be knocked down and injured - or worse, killed on that bit of road, the claim would be enormous and it probably wouldn't matter if it were that person's own fault.

Perhaps, but I struggle to envisage how a pedestrian could get themselves injured or killed on a very quiet, wide, 50-yard straight bit of road with a 20mph limit - without, that is, a deliberate suicide attempt by the pedestrian, or the fault being entirely that of a lunatic driver... :think:

(I do a great deal of walking and, in non-urban areas, footpaths along the sides of roads are almost unheard of!)
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