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M40 and left only arrow worn away

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 13:49, Wednesday 4 September 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Vehicles are using the far left hand lane on the A418 which has been marked up as M40 and with a directional arrow showing that they must turn left. Because the wording and sign has now worn away vehicle owners think that because the middle lane has a tail back they can use the left lane and then move into the lane on the roundabout to go over the M40 motorway. This has caused many near accidents because the driver is in the wrong lane and cuts up those drivers who are in the correct lane. May I suggest that not only are the road markings re-painted very clearly but at least two signs be put up making it very clear that the left lane is Motorway Traffic only. This has been an issue now for many months and several times now I personally have had to brake hard to avoid a collision. This action can also mean that a vehicle behind me could run into my car.

Council ref: ENQ19841863

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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 13:51, Wednesday 4 September 2019

  • It is dangerous here, the lines are all worn away. It is unclear which lane to be in for firs time users of the road because a few of the roads off the roundabouts are no entry. Please re-paint lines asap.

    Posted anonymously at 14:17, Monday 23 September 2019

  • This report has been closed. However both road surface improvements, including fresh line marking is currently programmed. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:42, Thursday 26 September 2019

  • Please can you confirm when this is programmed for?

    Posted anonymously at 12:16, Thursday 26 September 2019

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