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Vehicles leaving the A40 dual carriageway failing to 'give way' at the end of the junction with the A40

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 10:59, Friday 5 July 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

I have frequently encountered vehicles travelling at speed and failing to give way when attempting to join the A40 towards the Wheatley Services from the A40 dual carriageway. They are treating their exit as a slip road - which it isn't. I have had to brake hard to avoid a collision on more than one occasion recently. I appreciate that the area is hatched towards the junction advising them what line they should take but this is ignored with them driving across this area. Please either refresh all the road markings in the area or consider more effective methods to get them to 'give way' to traffic that has priority as the offenders are in contravention of Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act.

Council ref: ENQ19837168

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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 11:00, Friday 5 July 2019

  • Just noticed on GoogleMaps that Diagram 509.1 signing is used on the A40 dual carriageway exit road. These should only be used with Diagram 1010 road markings at the junction. However, the junction is marked with Diagram 1003A 'give way' road markings and signed with Diagram 602 sign. These signs / markings are therefore giving a mixed / conflicting message

    Posted anonymously at 11:21, Friday 5 July 2019

  • I'm still awaiting a response to Council ref: ENQ19837168. Can you please advise?

    Posted anonymously at 11:41, Tuesday 10 September 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry and please accept our apologies for the delay in response. Indeed, following the location being inspected we are making arrangements for the signage to be corrected / repaired as needed. In the meantime a temporary 'Give Way' sign is in place. Thank you, once again for bringing this to our attention.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:39, Thursday 26 September 2019

  • Although there is a temporary 'GIVE WAY' sign in place, this is situated beyond / past the end of the marked 'GIVE WAY' line so is serving little purpose (and may indeed encourage vehicles on the slip road to enter the hatched area). Ideally, this needs to be situated on the slip road prior to the hatched area / the farm access.

    Posted anonymously at 10:45, Thursday 3 October 2019

  • Thank you for your report. The signs at this junction have now been replaced / amended accordingly. Thank-you for bringing this matter to our attention.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:49, Wednesday 6 November 2019

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