Terrible Tuesday traffic as A3 crash causes misery for motorists

Terrible Tuesday traffic as A3 crash causes misery for motorists

Terrible Tuesday traffic as A3 crash causes misery for motorists

First published in News

An accident on the A3 at New Malden has caused terrible traffic for motorists this morning.

One lane of the A3 is closed and traffic is queuing due to the accident on the Kingston bypass soutbbound between the New Malden and Tolworth junctions.

Some drivers have reported hour long travel times from Worcester Park to New Malden.

Are you stuck in traffic? Did you see the crash this morning? Call the newsdesk on 020 8744 4244 or leave a comment below.

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10:30am Tue 20 Nov 12

SteveC1964 says...

Dear Surrey Comet,

Crashes do not cause "traffic". People cause traffic by choosing to drive. Collisions exaserbate traffic congestion.

Why don't you ever seem to write about traffic conditions in your physical newspaper? OK, so incidents are transient and therefore someone reading your paper on Saturday may not be interested in delays that happened the Tuesday before, but what you're missing is that you've had more comment on traffic than just about any other subject. Why don't you interview someone from Kingston Council or TfL? Why don't you aks what they're doing (or not) about this 'terrible traffic'?

Regards

Steve
Dear Surrey Comet, Crashes do not cause "traffic". People cause traffic by choosing to drive. Collisions exaserbate traffic congestion. Why don't you ever seem to write about traffic conditions in your physical newspaper? OK, so incidents are transient and therefore someone reading your paper on Saturday may not be interested in delays that happened the Tuesday before, but what you're missing is that you've had more comment on traffic than just about any other subject. Why don't you interview someone from Kingston Council or TfL? Why don't you aks what they're doing (or not) about this 'terrible traffic'? Regards Steve SteveC1964
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10:34am Tue 20 Nov 12

SteveC1964 says...

PS hope that the casualties recover quickly.
PS hope that the casualties recover quickly. SteveC1964
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11:36am Tue 20 Nov 12

jayjay110679 says...

your happy Steve!!
your happy Steve!! jayjay110679
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1:23pm Tue 20 Nov 12

NJP1972 says...

Steve,
I agree about getting the congestion issue around Worcester Park resolved and posted a similar suggestion on a previous notice board a week or so ago. I've seen no further response in the local papers. The problem needs a joined up approach by both Kingston and Sutton Councils and TFL.
Steve, I agree about getting the congestion issue around Worcester Park resolved and posted a similar suggestion on a previous notice board a week or so ago. I've seen no further response in the local papers. The problem needs a joined up approach by both Kingston and Sutton Councils and TFL. NJP1972
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2:44pm Tue 20 Nov 12

little smiff says...

Congrats to NJP1972. Forward thinking needs to be applied to the whole of the feeders road area onto the A3. Really sorry to hear that a woman was hospitalised but how are people travelling fast enough to have such serious accidents? The speed limit on the A3 is 50mph from Kingston Vale to Hook. I commute southbound at about 7.15 weekdays and, frankly, am lucky to be able to do 20mph in the stretch between Tolworth and Hook. Perhaps the onus is not on the local authorities but car drivers to drive at the right speed, not too close to other vehicles and use the correct procedures when overtaking or changing lanes. Same applies northbound approaching the Hook underpass. Filter smoothly, don't scream up the outside lane and expect to be let in by bullying other vehicles out of the way. It's up to us to use the roads sensibly otherwise the speed limits will be lowered and traffic calming measures will become even more extensive.
Congrats to NJP1972. Forward thinking needs to be applied to the whole of the feeders road area onto the A3. Really sorry to hear that a woman was hospitalised but how are people travelling fast enough to have such serious accidents? The speed limit on the A3 is 50mph from Kingston Vale to Hook. I commute southbound at about 7.15 weekdays and, frankly, am lucky to be able to do 20mph in the stretch between Tolworth and Hook. Perhaps the onus is not on the local authorities but car drivers to drive at the right speed, not too close to other vehicles and use the correct procedures when overtaking or changing lanes. Same applies northbound approaching the Hook underpass. Filter smoothly, don't scream up the outside lane and expect to be let in by bullying other vehicles out of the way. It's up to us to use the roads sensibly otherwise the speed limits will be lowered and traffic calming measures will become even more extensive. little smiff
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2:49pm Tue 20 Nov 12

SteveC1964 says...

jayjay110679:

you are = you're

And yes, I am happy, thank you.

Perhaps the onus is not on the local authorities but car drivers to drive at the right speed, not too close to other vehicles and use the correct procedures when overtaking or changing lanes.

Little smiff: I think you're on to something there!
jayjay110679: you are = you're And yes, I am happy, thank you. Perhaps the onus is not on the local authorities but car drivers to drive at the right speed, not too close to other vehicles and use the correct procedures when overtaking or changing lanes. Little smiff: I think you're on to something there! SteveC1964
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4:13pm Tue 20 Nov 12

kmonkey99 says...

Steve... I think you have the wrong paper... this is the Epsom Guardian... Derrrrrrrrr
Steve... I think you have the wrong paper... this is the Epsom Guardian... Derrrrrrrrr kmonkey99
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4:18pm Tue 20 Nov 12

JimmyRio says...

I was in Southern Ireland last week and a series of adverts were running on the TV informing drivers about how to correctly use lanes (ie, only the left lane is for driving, the others are overtaking lanes) etc. Perhaps if similar series of adverts were run here, road accidents would reduce.
I was in Southern Ireland last week and a series of adverts were running on the TV informing drivers about how to correctly use lanes (ie, only the left lane is for driving, the others are overtaking lanes) etc. Perhaps if similar series of adverts were run here, road accidents would reduce. JimmyRio
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4:20pm Tue 20 Nov 12

SteveC1964 says...

kmonkey99:
Surrey Comet/ Kingston Guardian/ Epsom Guardian/ Richmond and Twickenham Times..... they all share content. We're all looking at the same stories with different frames or headers. What a surprise. Maybe - just maybe- I should have typed "Dear Newsquest" to cover all the various websites - but not many readers really know what 'Newsquest' is.
kmonkey99: Surrey Comet/ Kingston Guardian/ Epsom Guardian/ Richmond and Twickenham Times..... they all share content. We're all looking at the same stories with different frames or headers. What a surprise. Maybe - just maybe- I should have typed "Dear Newsquest" to cover all the various websites - but not many readers really know what 'Newsquest' is. SteveC1964
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