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Poor Control with filter to Preston Road

Reported in the Traffic Lights (permanent only) category anonymously at 09:48, Friday 24 January 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Using the B4017 from Drayton to Abingdon the filter for the traffic lights turning into Preston Road does not detect any vehicle waiting UNLESS it is parked exactly on the white waiting line. Most motorists sit back from the line by a few inches (good practice in this location) however the sensor fails to capture the information that someone is waiting The nett result being that at some point the motorist creeps over the line (against a red showing light) and risks an incident with traffic flowing from either B4017 or Preston Road SpottedAbingdon/ posts/ 1525302797632928?comment_id=1525465727616635&reply_comment_id=1525484197614788&notif_id=1579817715337147&notif_t=feed_comment_reply

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  • Thank you for your report, we are now investigating this issue and an update will be posted as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:47, Friday 31 January 2020

  • An Engineer has checked the operation of the signals and found them working as intended serving all approaches. To help minimise the problem you have observed we will be arranging for a new detector to be installed to cater for those vehicles who stop well short of the current stop line.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 14:54, Monday 10 February 2020

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