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The road markings confusing and dangerous

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 13:45, Tue 19 November 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

The road markings for turning right (driving north on Oxford road and turning into somerton road) encourage cars to move into a lane that is actually for those coming from the opposite direction. Confusing and dangerous. On first visit I assumed I made a mistake but on second visit I realised that the signage is misleading and I watched other cars make the same mistake. Would be worth reviewing the road markings before a crash happens

Council ref: ENQ19848105

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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 13:50, Tue 19 November 2019

  • Thanks for this report - we are currently looking at ways of making this junction safer but funds are limited. Options which may be affordable include lowering the speed limit and adding new warning signs. We are also currently looking at the relatively low-cost measure of removing the right-turn lane(s) and reverting to a centre line so that right-turners can overlap before turning. However, this would still be awkward to implement owing to the immediate commencement of double white lines going north.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 20:02, Mon 2 March 2020

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