i don't know the history of the road, any accidents? pissed people running out from the trees etc?
Yep, all it needs is for one rider to have a near miss and then think (rightly or wrongly) that they're being responsible in flagging it up.
I agree that there needs to be a lot of personal responsibility involved and that there will be occasions where a segment includes traffic lights or a junction - if the lights go red you just need to write off that attempt at it and try again another day. It's just a bike ride!
A bit pointless closing it down people just recreate it under a different name. Only thing then you get loads of identical sections cluttering up the place.
That does annoy me about Strava, loads of segments within segments, duplicates and segments that have obviously been created just so the rider can have a KOM.
Doing a hill climb and missing out on the full hill so they create a segement called "Hillclimb - the steep bit in the middle" or something where they miraculously have the quickest time...