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Rat-run drivers ignore road sign

PUBLISHED: 17:59 06 May 2008 | UPDATED: 11:15 11 August 2010

COMMUTERS are ignoring a no-entry sign designed to cut off a rat-run, claim worried residents. Signs were erected at the junction of Macdonald Avenue and Dagenham Road, Dagenham, a month ago to stop drivers avoiding the traffic lights at the Rainham Road

COMMUTERS are ignoring a no-entry sign designed to cut off a rat-run, claim worried residents.

Signs were erected at the junction of Macdonald Avenue and Dagenham Road, Dagenham, a month ago to stop drivers avoiding the traffic lights at the Rainham Road South junction.

But many motorists are ignoring the new regulations, especially in the morning rush hour, and use the short-cut.

The back streets have also had speed humps and a new 20 miles per hour limit imposed.

Grace Wilson, 73, of Macdonald Avenue, said: "The no-entry signs are a good idea because we used to get a lot of cars coming down here.

"But some people just aren't abiding by the rules. Lots are ignoring the signs."

Mrs Wilson added that some drivers are still speeding, despite the humps: "One lady driving a 4x4 came right off her seat when she went over the hump.


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