New drive- through ‘ per­ilous’ – res­i­dents

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Driv­ers in the area have pre­vi­ously raised con­cerns over the ‘ hideously dan­ger­ous’ sharp turn into and out of the cof­fee chain along the ‘ busy and con­fus­ing’ A30.

Now open, it is safe to say that it is not a pop­u­lar cof­fee stop- off for lo­cals who claim to wit­ness dan- ger­ous turns ev­ery day, blam­ing ‘ dis­mal’ sig­nage and in­con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion.

Chris Hamil­ton said: “Ev­ery day sev­eral ve­hi­cles are mak­ing a hideously dan­ger­ous right turn out of the new Bagshot Costa.

“The road mark­ings are con­fus­ing, the bol­lards look lethal and the parked ve­hi­cles in the lay- by ob­scure the traf­fic belt­ing down the hill.

“Quite the most per­ilous drive- through I’ve ever seen.”

He added: “Cars are mak­ing il­le­gal and dan­ger­ous turns on exit with some tak­ing the wrong turn in.

One mother, who asked not to be named, said: “Sev­eral times now I have been driv­ing on the A30 from Cam­ber­ley to­wards Bagshot only to have driv­ers in front me of slam on their brakes from 40mph to at­tempt to turn into Costa. Each time they’ve mis­taken the drive­way next to Costa for the en­trance and ended up re­al­is­ing their mis­take and hav­ing to re­verse said drive­way.

“The sig­nage at the Costa en­trance is dis­mal.”

This view is also shared by county coun­cil Green Party can­di­date for Bagshot, An­drew Will­goss.

He said: “I have wit­nessed last minute break­ing by cars lead­ing to other road users brak­ing and swerv­ing. Also im­pa­tient driv­ers are pulling out in front of cars trav­el­ling at around 50mph.”

Costa Cof­fee was un­avail­able for com­ment as this pa­per went to press. out of

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