'Inappropriate and unnecessary': Roadkill painted over by line painter near Orpington

The roadkill photographed in the slip road to the M25 from Orpington

The roadkill photographed in the slip road to the M25 from Orpington

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Roadkill painted over by a line painter was photographed near Orpington this morning (July 18).

This photo was taken at 7.30am in the slip road to the M25 from Orpington, towards the A21.

Abbie Farnworth, 25, was driving from Green Street Green, Orpington, when she came across it.

She said: "I know that these lines are done by a machine however there has to be someone operating the machine.

"I feel this is very inappropriate and unnecessary and whoever performed this should be spoken to.

"It is not in an area where you are unsafe to stop. I know this because I stopped with ease this morning."

A Highways Agency spokesman said: "We repaint many thousands of miles of road markings every year, and it’s our standard practice to remove any debris – including dead animals - before repainting white lines.

"We don’t know why that didn’t happen in this case. As we mostly carry out this road marking work at night, it’s possible that this unlucky animal was too well camouflaged against the tarmac.

"We will ensure it is disposed of safely."

 

 

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1:26pm Fri 18 Jul 14

RVD420 says...

ha,ha,ha how funny is that?
ha,ha,ha how funny is that? RVD420
  • Score: -4

2:52pm Fri 18 Jul 14

PoppyGreenLeaf says...

I doubt the line painter even saw it. Sloooowwwwwww news day alert.
I doubt the line painter even saw it. Sloooowwwwwww news day alert. PoppyGreenLeaf
  • Score: -1

1:44am Sat 19 Jul 14

R U Serious says...

The Highways Agency "didn't know why that didn't happen in this case" because the person operating the white line painter is clearly thick and stupid
The Highways Agency "didn't know why that didn't happen in this case" because the person operating the white line painter is clearly thick and stupid R U Serious
  • Score: 5

12:45pm Sun 20 Jul 14

reasonable75 says...

"It is not in an area where you are unsafe to stop. I know this because I stopped with ease this morning."

It might be (in Ms Farnworth's opinion) be safe to stop, but it is against the law!
"It is not in an area where you are unsafe to stop. I know this because I stopped with ease this morning." It might be (in Ms Farnworth's opinion) be safe to stop, but it is against the law! reasonable75
  • Score: 6

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