for changes to stop drivers driving wrong way along High Street
calls have been made for safety improvements to Burnham-On-Sea High
Street to address the long-running problem of vehicles being driven
the wrong direction along one-way parts of the town centre.
the summer months, residents and traders often see vehicles being
driven the wrong way along Burnham's High Street.
Saturday, two vehicles were spotted in the High Street between the
junctions of College Street and Cross Street in the space of just
30 minutes, as pictured above. Several businesses are concerned
that an accident is 'waiting to happen'.
Dean at High Street florist Flowers and Things told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The problem has been ongoing for years, but something should
be done to address it before there's an accident with an oncoming
vehicle or a pedestrian."
like to see 'no entry' painted on the road surface at the busy junctions
since some drivers just don't seem to see the no-entry signs."
Phil Hemming at Home Hardware added: "It does happen frequently
along this stretch of the High Street, particularly during the summer
when there are visitors about, and it's difficult to know what could
be done to stop it. Fortunately, the drivers usually go along slowly
and tend to quickly realise what they've done and reverse back."
Top, a car being driven the wrong way along the High Street on Saturday
and, above, the 'no entry' signs at the Cross Street junction