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Dangerous road surface

Reported via desktop in the Damaged road category anonymously at 08:46, Saturday 4 September 2021

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 2978054.

As part of the Safer Routes to School Scheme the stretch of carriageway leading to the pedestrian crossing outside the school was coated with a high grip surface. This was in 2002/2003 and the surface has not been maintained since then. The high grip coating was worn away after a couple of years and has left very dangerous scars in the surface. Cars will wander across the lanes as a result and PTWs have great difficulty in maintaining a straight line, as well as stability. Braking distances will have increased due to the poor surface, making the application of the high grip surface nonsense and it is probably only a matter of time before a serious accident occurs here. This was reported to the council over a year ago but nothing has been done.

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  • This case is currently being investigated.

    Further updates will follow.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 07:19, Monday 6 September 2021

  • There are no signs that this has been investigated (eg- no paint sprayed around the area). Add into the mix the complete lack of road safety sense displayed by the student (and often the staff), it is only a matter ot time before there is a problem with a vehicle not being able to stop or stay in a straight line (cars already wander as they cross this section).

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 09:54, Saturday 2 October 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

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