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Roundabout marking unclear caused accident

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category by Damon So at 23:11, Monday 25 March 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later

A few cones and an arrow sign are supposed to represent a roundabout. But this roundabout arrangement is not clear at all, especially at night. About two weeks ago, the driver of a car coming towards the roundabout from the direction as given by the picture did not see this roundabout and, instead of giving way to a car already in the roundabout area coming from the right hand side, drove towards the roundabout area and hit the car coming from the right. This accident happened in the evening about two weeks ago; an ambulance, a police car and a fire engine were called to help. I have seen other drivers struggling with this kind of problem at this ‘roundabout’. Drivers who know the clear former arrangement of this roundabout may be more careful here but this is not true for visitors who may not know the existence of the roundabout there which has an obscure arrangement of only a few cones and an arrow sign. Urgent action is needed as another accident can quite easily happen and many drivers have already had scare or near misses.

Council ref: ENQ19830069

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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 23:15, Monday 25 March 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The issue you describe is part of ongoing roadworks which are not the responsibility of Oxford Direct Services.

    We have therefore forwarded the enquiry onto the relevant organisation. However, they may not have access to FixMyStreet so may be unable to post updates.

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    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:41, Wednesday 10 April 2019
    Moderated by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:51, Wednesday 10 April 2019

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