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Lack of clear road markings when negotiating the roundabout

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category by paul frodsham at 13:19, Sun 11 November 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

I have been involved in a near miss with a car that has approached the roundabout in the left lane whilst i am in the right lane, both going straight on.There are no markings in the road dictating lane use and we both proceeded onto the roundabout with the car taking the shortest route possible forcing me to brake sharply to avoid collision. The car then returned to the left lane of the dual exit road completely oblivious and proceeded cut me off again when overtaking a cyclist. This is not the first time that this has happened. The roundabout needs clearly marking with two lanes to guide vehicles to keep left. This area is a real hazard for motorcyclists and cyclists.

Council ref: ENQ18819357

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:20, Sun 11 November 2018

  • I completely agree. I live near the roundabout and see this regularly. I have experienced a lot of 'cutting up' as drivers don't exercise proper lane discipline. It's a wonder that a serious accident hasn't occurred already. The whole roundabout is a mess. As well as the above issue it is dotted with distracting diversion signs (some well out of date), weeds and vegetation obscuring views and very poor road surface.

    Posted anonymously at 10:06, Mon 12 November 2018

  • Unsure what is happening as I can only see the standard reply” passed onto relevant department”. Does this website achieve much?

    Posted by paul frodsham at 15:31, Sun 9 December 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • This report has been closed. However the refurbishment of the road markings (including spiral markings) has been added to the 2019/20 road marking maintenance schedule. We are also looking at cleaning and refurbishing the chevron blocks on the roundabout itself, i regret that i am currently unable to provide a timescale for when this is likely to take place.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:07, Monday 21 January 2019

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