IN VIEW of the disproportionate amount of space you have devoted to the prohibition right turn between Gayton Road and Station Road, Harrow,I thought that I should view the scene.
First, the prohibition is displayed on two prominent road signs before the junction. Anyone who is exercising the amount of care enjoined by the Highway Code and by common sense in urban driving conditions should have no problem in seeing them.
Second, there is the question of the purpose of the restriction, which, I suggest, is partly to deter cars from using Station Road and College Road as a through-route to beyond a part of the shopping centre, and the sign at the start of Station Road bars it to cars, except for access, as well as avoiding a conflicting movement with cars coming from Peterborough Road.
The fact that, during my two-minute observation, four cars made the prohibited turn does not invali-date its purpose.
There is a simple lesson: obey road signs, even if you don't agree with them, you will keep safe and save money.
N J SHURROCK
Church Avenue Pinner