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What do we have to do to make this junction safe?
Alison Weekes comments: I witnessed the horrific crash at the top of Ford Street crossroads on 1 June, when a lorry collided with a car coming from Clayhidon.
Obviously I can't speculate about the cause but as all of us know the vegetation at that dangerous junction makes it even more dangerous at this time of year.
For months now there have been some plastic barriers round some kind of hole in the verge on the left as you leave Clayhidon and I was utterly puzzled to find a big white sign compounding the visibility problem on Tuesday.
I got out of my car ready to move it, only to find it was a police notice appealing for witnesses to the accident. I left it alone, but when I rang the police I told them the sign could possibly cause another accident if not moved. I also rang Somerset highways to get them to cut the verges.
Twice before I have been there with a strimmer to do it myself. And I know other people have done that too.
The ridge road is an extremely fast road, where drivers often exceed the speed limit. It should be a priority to cut these verges before the vegetation gets so high. And perhaps have a speed camera occasionally.
We all edge out slowly, but I'm always grateful when I have a passenger who can help judge the speed of other vehicles.
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