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Excessive speed past hidden

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Toby Byrne at 10:14, Wed 6 March 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Vehicles driving at excessive speed around a blind corner past hidden turning to Wood Lane/Singe Wood.

Vehicles frequently travel at the speed limit (50mph) around the blind corner but this is too fast. There is a major hazard to cars turning into or out of Wood Lane.

The problem is exacerbated because Wood Lane slopes down the the main road therefore cars in Wood Lane can easily roll into the main road while waiting to pull out. If this happens it is not possible to recover as this would involve a hill start in reverse and a car would be left stranded in the middle of a blind bend with cars approaching at 50mph!

A lower speed limit is appropriate (40mph) together with improved road layout. We should consider traffic lights, calming measures, signage etc.


Council ref: ENQ19828223

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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 10:15, Wed 6 March 2019

  • This report is not the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council. Speeding is a matter for Thames Valley Police to investigate and you should contact them direct if you are concerned about matters of speeding.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:38, Wed 15 May 2019

  • Hello. This issue needs to be reopened please. The issue is not that cars are breaking the speed limit (50mph currently). The issue is that the 50mph limit is too high and should be lowered to 30 or 40mph through Whiteoak Green to safeguard the elderly residents and children in the area. This would also benefit the public using the the Bird in Hand pub and accessing the woods via Wood Lane.

    Posted anonymously at 14:34, Wed 15 May 2019

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