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Difficult and dangerous driving through this section of road - see notes below

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 16:03, Thu 5 December 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Difficult and dangerous to negotiate this road (Elsfield Road i.e. specifically the road between A40 and Cherwell Drive, Old Marston) due to 1) parked cars or vans blocking visibility on corner by chicane/traffic calming, (coming from Cherwell Drive towards Elsfield Road side, 2) lack of passing points / gaps due to too many vehicles parked along the road in a line, 3) therefore access through this road is dangerous and difficult in places. 4) vehicles including learner drivers and large lorries are driving forwards when they should be waiting for the correct moment (as per highway code) to move out and drive along road where vehicles are on their own side of the road. Suggest that ‘KEEP CLEAR / NO PARKING restrictions are created and/or markings painted on road clearly at certain points Ie.g. by the chicane/traffic calming points, and along the straighter stretch, in order to make it safer and easier to negotiate, i.e. for vehicles and buses coming from both directions . This note follows my conversation today with Paul (Team Supervisor at Ox County Council). I trust you will liaise accordingly on receipt of this note. Your acknowledgement of the actions (due to be) taken will be much appreciated. Thank you.

Council ref: ENQ19849496

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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 16:06, Thu 5 December 2019

  • Thank you for your report. There is a no motor vehicle ban (except for access) along this road so it is illegal for motor vehicles to drive through the village. For parking complaints / request for double yellow lines please email Oxfordshire County Council's Parking Team -

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:46, Wednesday 22 January 2020

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