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Turn left only lane does not have right of way

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 09:52, Thu 27 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Cars turning left on to Rectory road from St Clements street are met with a left-turn-only lane (and frequently treat this as having right of way). Pedestrians crossing Rectory road at this junction (walking west along St Clements) (and cyclists intending to continue straight on past this junction) cannot see back down the road and are therefore vulnerable on this corner. Twice in the last week I have witnessed and been involved in near incidents of being run over by cars at this junction. I am therefore concerned that sooner or later someone will get hurt. Some kind of signage or road marking for a stop sign might save lives/injury.

Council ref: ENQ20859728

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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 09:55, Thu 27 February 2020

  • Thank you for your report. However, Highway Authorities and their Agents are legally oblidged to follow Traffic signs regulations set down by the Department for Transport. These regulations set out which signs may be installed on the Public Highway. These affect the design, circumstance, exact wording and how the latter can be varied.

    Sadly there is no sign like the one requested that can be legally used on the Public Highway. However drivers should give way to pedestrians when turning left (see Highway Code Rule 170).

    Sadly neither Oxfordshire County Council nor its Agent ODS has power to enforce this so any further occurances should be reported to Thames Valley Police.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:55, Mon 20 April 2020

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    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:19, Tue 28 April 2020

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