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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 19th October, 2016)


Renewing the road surface on Almond Brook Road, Standish. It was amazing how many cars ignored the ROAD CLOSED AHEAD signs and carried on down the road - despite the flashing yellow lights of the contractor’s vehicles in full view. Even so-called professional drivers of artics ploughed on regardless… and then had to reverse hundreds of metres back up the road until they could turn. I expect they were too busy on their mobiles to see the signs...

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Jonno on 19th October 2016 at 00:05

The day of rest Rev Long.

Comment by: Mick on 19th October 2016 at 07:01

Im glad the council are doing Almond Brooke Road, because it was always a rough surfaced road for push bikes, it seemed it was made up of larger gravel than you see on many roads.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 19th October 2016 at 08:20

Interesting photo !

Glad Wigan World is back, have missed you !

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 19th October 2016 at 12:14

It's those Cundliffe brothers from Golborne again. Watching those lads perform ranks almost as fascinating as watching a skilful operator working a dragline navvy, or an experienced concreting gang laying a patterned concrete driveway.

Comment by: Nathan on 20th October 2016 at 11:29

too many ignorant drivers on the road putting worker lives at risk for a quick route

Comment by: Phil Topping on 24th October 2016 at 14:15

Driving standards are at an all time low. Just because someones passed the driving test, doesn't mean they can "drive" Some people are definitely more adept once behind the wheel. Some who have passed the test, will never become skilled drivers. To be a top notch driver, one has to become part of the machine. Its just like sport. We can all kick a ball, but most of us will never be good enough to play for England!

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