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Car speeds on quite road

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 10:17, Tuesday 23 April 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Hi there I’m hoping we can introduce some signs/preventatives to keep cars from speeding down our Road where there are several small children’s and various animals and people with additional needs. I have noticed in other towns on small residential roads in the centre of towns how they have introduced, signs, speed bumps, even large potted plants. Thank you very much Charlotte Stone

Council ref: ENQ19831836

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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 10:20, Tuesday 23 April 2019

  • Traffic Calming. Please see the following link to our website with details of traffic calming. https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ cms/ content/ traffic-calming-and-speed-humps Our very limited resources are focussed on areas with a poor accident history and I can at least say our injury accident database shows no significant problem along Priory Road. We often hear the phrase “does someone have to be hurt before any action is taken?” This paragraph is one often quoted. To a degree it is fair to say that the county will not react until there has been an incident. But this does not mean the county are sitting idly by with an unspent budget and waiting. What we are in fact doing is using our scarce resources to try to address sites where there is an existing and ongoing problem. I’m sure you can appreciate that we must prioritise our resources on current problem sites where people may have been hurt rather than on those sites where someone may or may not get hurt in the future. Ideally if budgets were to allow, we would be only too happy to adopt a proactive approach to accident prevention. The sad truth is we are working with our “hands tied” but we endeavour to do the best we can for residents with the resources available. Regarding the speeding issue, this needs to be reported directly to the Police who are responsible for carrying out enforcement. Not an altogether positive reply I do appreciate but I hope it does at least highlight our position.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted anonymously at 14:39, Wednesday 1 May 2019

  • Thank you for your report. Please read our response on Fix My Street.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:29, Thursday 2 May 2019

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