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Slippery mud on road

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 12:43, Fri 11 December 2020

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

From the roundabout at J11 West bound onto the on slip and from the exit of the roadworks onto the J10 off slip and around the curve the road is coated with a fine slippery silt type mud, the lack of wheel wash and the use of a road sweeper that converts clods and lumps into fine slit is making the road dangerously slippery, even in my 4x4, on a motorcycle this mud would be lethal combined with the open post Armco barrier system.

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  • The law Vehicle operators, contractors and farmers who deposit mud on the road are potentially liable for a range of offences. This guidance note is not a complete statement of the law or of your responsibilities and possible liabilities. A range of powers are available to the Police and the Highways Department, primarily the Highways Act 1980; and the Road Traffic Act 1988: Highways Act 1980 Section 137 states: “If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage along a highway he is guilty of an offence”. Highways Act 1980 Section 148 states: “If without lawful authority or excuse a person deposits anything whatsoever on a highway to the interruption of any user of the highway he is guilty of an offence.” Section 149 of the Highways Act 1980 states: “If anything is deposited on the highway so as to constitute a nuisance/danger the Highway Authority can require the person who put it there to remove it forthwith”. Mud causes skidding and is therefore dangerous and a nuisance. Highways Act 1980 Section 161 states: “If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, deposits anything whatsoever on a highway in consequence of which a user of the highway is injured or endangered, that person is guilty of an offence”. Furthermore, the Road Traffic Act 1988 covers situations where a mechanically propelled vehicle is driven dangerously on a road. Driving dangerously can include driving a vehicle in a state that could cause danger to others. Punishment for these offences ranges from fines to imprisonment.

    Posted anonymously at 12:46, Fri 11 December 2020

  • More slippery than a whore full of Vaseline!

    Posted anonymously at 14:02, Friday 8 January 2021
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  • The road sweepers pass through, sometimes several times a day, but all they do is refine the granule size and leave an ever finer, ever more slippery, layer behind. Traditional vacuum road sweepers are useless for this, it needs a Conquip FA802 mounted on a telehandler to lift and push this muck off the roadway, as the agri-contractors in Somerset use.

    Posted anonymously at 16:28, Friday 5 March 2021
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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:06, Tuesday 20 April 2021

  • Mud and muck plus road vehicle debris, ratchet straps, really don't make for a safe travel experience.

    Posted anonymously at 13:16, Tuesday 18 May 2021
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  • Less mud, but plenty of other detritus building up.

    Posted anonymously at 14:44, Tuesday 15 June 2021
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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:01, Tuesday 13 July 2021

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