Cheeky drivers ignore 'road closed' signs - and even go so far as to move them

First published in News by , Crime reporter

Drivers are ignoring signs which indicate a road is closed – and some are even moving them.

Nyton Road, Westergate, Chichester, was closed after it flooded last month.

But despite this motorists are going down it.

One man asked Sussex Police via Twitter: “What are you doing about it?”

The force responded: “We have had several complaints about people ignoring the signs and removing the cones we will continue work with West Sussex Highways.

“Unfortunately we simply don’t have the resources to pro-actively police this.”

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11:33am Mon 3 Mar 14

qm says...

Probably locals who are more aware of the current status than those who put the signs up
Probably locals who are more aware of the current status than those who put the signs up qm
  • Score: 23

1:07pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Number Six says...

If motorists can drive on the road then why is it closed
If motorists can drive on the road then why is it closed Number Six
  • Score: 9

3:10pm Mon 3 Mar 14

qm says...

Number Six wrote:
If motorists can drive on the road then why is it closed
You sure do know how to pose a difficult question :))
[quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: If motorists can drive on the road then why is it closed[/p][/quote]You sure do know how to pose a difficult question :)) qm
  • Score: 7

3:43pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Number Six says...

qm wrote:
Number Six wrote:
If motorists can drive on the road then why is it closed
You sure do know how to pose a difficult question :))
It's a rare talent ;)
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: If motorists can drive on the road then why is it closed[/p][/quote]You sure do know how to pose a difficult question :))[/p][/quote]It's a rare talent ;) Number Six
  • Score: 3

9:02pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Terry K says...

Think it takes an act of parliament to close a road offically, and an intention to close a road should be published in advance, so a temporary closure cannot be legally enforced i think, may be wrong though, just saying.
Think it takes an act of parliament to close a road offically, and an intention to close a road should be published in advance, so a temporary closure cannot be legally enforced i think, may be wrong though, just saying. Terry K
  • Score: 0

6:51am Tue 4 Mar 14

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

Given the number of protracted works that the wretched greens encourage in Brighton it's hardly surprising that people are taking matters into their own hands

Wretched greens
Given the number of protracted works that the wretched greens encourage in Brighton it's hardly surprising that people are taking matters into their own hands Wretched greens Somethingsarejustwrong
  • Score: 9

10:43pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Muppet2 says...

To cut costs the relevant authorities are not using tankers in this location as they should do.
The main cause of the flooding here as I understand it is; one of the water authorities who keep and maintain the pumps in this area are being stingy about replacing one of the old pumping plants because it may cost a couple of hundred thousand pounds and their 159million profit after tax maybe lightly scratched!
SMELLS LIKE SOUTHERN WATER TO ME!
This area seem to go in for closing roads off rather than dealing with the problem face on.
We have only been in the area 2.5 years and in that time the A29 at Bearsted/Lidsey has been closed off approx 5 times!
Operation Watershed is a load of old piffle and they need to get someone in to revamp the project and managers involved.

Summary, local authorities and utility companies are only there to make shareholders, ceo's top managers and the like fat and happy on big profits and big wage packets fat bonuses - nothing is likely to change then.

enjoy reading
To cut costs the relevant authorities are not using tankers in this location as they should do. The main cause of the flooding here as I understand it is; one of the water authorities who keep and maintain the pumps in this area are being stingy about replacing one of the old pumping plants because it may cost a couple of hundred thousand pounds and their 159million profit after tax maybe lightly scratched! SMELLS LIKE SOUTHERN WATER TO ME! This area seem to go in for closing roads off rather than dealing with the problem face on. We have only been in the area 2.5 years and in that time the A29 at Bearsted/Lidsey has been closed off approx 5 times! Operation Watershed is a load of old piffle and they need to get someone in to revamp the project and managers involved. Summary, local authorities and utility companies are only there to make shareholders, ceo's top managers and the like fat and happy on big profits and big wage packets fat bonuses - nothing is likely to change then. enjoy reading Muppet2
  • Score: -1

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