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Exact same issues are there that other drivers have reported. I was in the left hand lane clearly marked 'Barton' (I didn't change lanes as the council suggest in their previous post, clearly trying to pass the blame over to drivers). I was hit side on by a car coming across from the A40 (W) exactly how other drivers in previous posts have described. The situtation was utter confusion, the drivers coming across the A40 (W) seem to have no idea that drivers are allowed (according to the road markings) to come around to Barton in the left hand lane, across where they are filtering across. The lights are all green at the same time for these lanes. The Barton drivers are forced to dangerously cut across the A40(W) lanes. There are no warnings signs and no clear indictation of who should give way. I don't understand why the previous posts have been designated as fixed, the issue is not fixed. It's not safe to turn to Barton from the left hand lane with the current roundabout layout, this needs to be altered as soon as possible.

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 16:42, Tuesday 19 February 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Exact same issues are there that other drivers have reported. I was in the left hand lane clearly marked 'Barton' (I didn't change lanes as the council suggest in their previous post, clearly trying to pass the blame over to drivers). I was hit side on by a car coming across from the A40 (W) exactly how other drivers in previous posts have described. The situtation was utter confusion, the drivers coming across the A40 (W) seem to have no idea that drivers are allowed (according to the road markings) to come around to Barton in the left hand lane, across where they are filtering across. The lights are all green at the same time for these lanes. The Barton drivers are forced to dangerously cut across the A40(W) lanes. There are no warnings signs and no clear indictation of who should give way. I don't understand why the previous posts have been designated as fixed, the issue is not fixed. It's not safe to turn to Barton from the left hand lane with the current roundabout layout, this needs to be altered as soon as possible.

Council ref: ENQ19827145

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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 16:45, Tuesday 19 February 2019

  • I agree with the previous posts. There is a dangerous problem with the road markings in the middle of the roundabout on the London Road side. Left hand land says Barton, middle lane says A40, which means left hand lane Barton drivers cutting across A40 middle lane drivers, who will be going straight on. This needs changing. Drivers for Barton need to be in the middle lane.

    Posted anonymously at 20:17, Tuesday 21 May 2019

  • ?The lane board traffic direction signs on the Eastern By-pass approach to Headington Roundabout have recently been amended to include the destination of ‘London’ on the A40 E lanes. It is hoped that this will improve clarity and lane discipline.

    ‘Right turn’ arrows, either on the carriageway or on upright signs, on the approach to a roundabout are not normally used. In the case of Headington Roundabout we do not want motorists (particularly foreign) turning right and proceeding the wrong way around the roundabout, and neither do we want motorists to mistakenly turn the wrong way up the central lanes (hamburger).

    We continue to monitor traffic behaviour at this location.’

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:54, Tuesday 18 June 2019

  • ?The lane board traffic direction signs on the Eastern By-pass approach to Headington Roundabout have recently been amended to include the destination of ‘London’ on the A40 E lanes. It is hoped that this will improve clarity and lane discipline.

    ‘Right turn’ arrows, either on the carriageway or on upright signs, on the approach to a roundabout are not normally used. In the case of Headington Roundabout we do not want motorists (particularly foreign) turning right and proceeding the wrong way around the roundabout, and neither do we want motorists to mistakenly turn the wrong way up the central lanes (hamburger).

    We continue to monitor traffic behaviour at this location.’

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:04, Tuesday 13 August 2019

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