Drivers criticised for A30 ‘suicide stance’

13:09 06 November 2012


Rush to get to Exeter highlighted by chairman of Honiton residents’ association.

Some drivers are taking a “suicide stance” in a rush to get to Exeter, it has been claimed.

Ken Sherman, chairman of the Northcote Lane Area Residents’ Association, told the group’s annual meeting last week: “When I am on the A30, driving along at a comfortable 60mph and overtaking a lorry, I can get a car behind flashing its lights at me because it wants to go faster.

“But you get to the traffic lights near the M5 and that same vehicle is just two cars in front. It is ridiculous.

“People are taking a suicide stance to get to Exeter.”

Mr Sherman was speaking at Dunning Court on Thursday last week at a meeting that attracted a poor turnout.


  • The speed limit on the A30 is 70mph, so if you are doing 60mph it is no wonder people want to get by you,

    Report this comment


    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

  • He shouldn't be holding anyone up because he should be in the inside lane at that speed! I'd certainly be flashing my headlights!

    Report this comment


    Thursday, November 8, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 14:08

Half term forest school activities were taking place this week with lots of children

Read more
Yesterday, 14:01

Children enjoyed a pop-up puppet show at Exmouth library performed by The Wild Toy Theatre.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:30

Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club celebrated the achievements of its members and volunteers at an awards ceremony.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

More than 400 people donned their tweed to support Hospiscare’s Jolly Good Jaunt last Sunday (October 23).

Read more
Yesterday, 16:10

Abseilers do their bit to help the hospital charity Over and Above

Read more
Yesterday, 16:04

Devon County Council says many arrived ‘with just the clothes on their backs’ and urgently need a range of clothing

Read more
Yesterday, 16:02

Questions raised over case for cutting community hospital beds

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

The clock is ticking for residents who want to have their say on a new pattern of council wards for East Devon District Council.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:38

EDDC countryside rangers organise activities for hundreds of pupils.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:24

The couple will be entering their best Nordman Fir into the British Christmas Tree Growers Association’s annual competition in Swansea tomorrow (Wednesday).

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Find a job in Devon

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications