‘Ridiculous’ East Riding kerbs cause hundreds of…

‘Ridiculous’ East Riding kerbs cause hundreds of pounds of damage
2021-01-05 05:00:00
Drivers are being left to foot the bill after new kerbs installed on a popular East Riding road caused hundreds of pounds of damage. A stretch of Meaux Road, the busy cut-through between Wawne and Meaux, has become “absolutely ridiculous” with one mum deciding to boycott the route after her own vehicle and her son's were both damaged in the space of an hour. The family were left to foot the £183 bill to replace two slashed tyres after coming into contact with the kerbs that were installed recently on the road that is used to get between the A1035 and Hull. Paula Hairsine, 64, says she has been told that at least eight cars have been damaged on the same stretch in the last month alone after the kerbs narrowed the width of the road. To get the Hull Live headlines every day, simply pop your email address into the sign-up box just beneath the picture at the top of this article. Previously, drivers would veer onto the grassy bank at the side of the carriageway to avoid oncoming traffic but that option has been taken away. Even in the few hours while Ms Hairsine, of Bridlington, was stranded at the side of the road two other cars ran into similar difficulty after her journey home from visiting her son in Hull came to an abrupt halt. “It is just if you hit it wrong. I was driving home and a white van hurtled round the corner and he came onto my side. If I hadn't gone over he would've taken my wing mirror and me along with it,” she said. “There's no white line. If they had been painted yellow or something I might've stopped. New kerbs along Meaux Road have caused damage to a number of cars (Image: Kate Pugh) “I think I hit the gap. If you hit the kerb at more than 20mph you will do some damage. I think it's a big issue. “A lot of people have had tyres blown because of them, me included. In some places they have taken away approximately 4ft of carriageway. It's absolutely stupid. They are painted the same colour as the road.” While Paula was waiting for recovery, her son Jack, 34, arrived at the scene to assist – however his car met the same fate when coming into contact with the kerb. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Incredibly, a third vehicle was also damaged a short time later as the pair watched on. “It happened outside Stud Farm. The lady came out and said that I wasn't the first to do it. She came out and said others had done the same,” the mum said. “It must have been in mid-December. When it happened to me she said it they had only been there for about a week. New kerbs along Meaux Road have caused damage to a number of cars (Imag
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