Respect road workers

LETTER

To whom it may concern, I am a semi-retired road worker temporarily assisting a roading company fixing the potholes on our roads.

This is a message to all the village idiots who see it as their right to speed through 30kmh road signs while workers are on the road.

The people on the Stop/Go signs seem to get the dirty end of the stick from motorists who don’t give a rat’s backside about our safety.

Please have some respect for road workers going about their daily job. We want to be able to do our work safely and go home at the end of the day. We are not there just to piss you off. We don’t need the one finger salutes and verbal abuse from inconsiderate motorists.

You are all complaining about the state of our highway — well, we are trying with all our efforts to fix them.

Yes, there will be delays and it won’t suit everybody, but please remember that it is our workplace.

Remember too that signs left on the road are there to protect the repairs that most motorists want done. They are not there as early Christmas decorations.

Jenks

To whom it may concern, I am a semi-retired road worker temporarily assisting a roading company fixing the potholes on our roads.

This is a message to all the village idiots who see it as their right to speed through 30kmh road signs while workers are on the road.

The people on the Stop/Go signs seem to get the dirty end of the stick from motorists who don’t give a rat’s backside about our safety.

Please have some respect for road workers going about their daily job. We want to be able to do our work safely and go home at the end of the day. We are not there just to piss you off. We don’t need the one finger salutes and verbal abuse from inconsiderate motorists.

You are all complaining about the state of our highway — well, we are trying with all our efforts to fix them.

Yes, there will be delays and it won’t suit everybody, but please remember that it is our workplace.

Remember too that signs left on the road are there to protect the repairs that most motorists want done. They are not there as early Christmas decorations.

Jenks

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Phil Hunt, Picton - 2 days ago
Good letter, Jenks, I fully support you! Come to SH1 round Kaikoura and see all the cones and Stop/Go sites. There are, in that area, 10-minute waits and in the more dangerous areas you are led through by a safety truck. However I have not, I am pleased to say, seen any of the bad manners referred to in your letter. The authority has a very good handle on the work, but there is still a lot to do. NZTA has plenty of information available both on the net and at i-Sites, so it seems people (and a large proportion are tourists) are taking this on board. In your area a random attendance by Highway Patrol is called for!

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