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M40 roundabout, Banbury

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 10:18, Thu 16 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Everday, when coming to work from Daventry on the A361, I feel like I am taking my life in my hands. On A361 from Daventry there are two lanes. The left hand lane is, left A422, M40S, Ban, so I should use this lane as I want to go straight over to Ban. Once on the roundabout there are 4 lanes, left bears off to A422, M40, middle is M40, Ban, A361, Left Ban & M40N. The problem is, people who approach in the right hand lane, from Daventry, think once on the roundabout they can cut you up, and try to force you down the M40, when in fact they should once on the roundabout, head to the furthest lane, and go to Banbury in that lane or M40N. What they want to do, is jump the queue, enter in the right hand lane, on the roundabout get in the middle lane, to again jump the queue to go down the M40. Today, my partner who drives an artic, delivering into Faccenda from Daventry A361. On A361 he stayed in left hand lane, to go straight over to Ban. Two vehicles nipped down the right hand side on A361, so they were on the outside of my partner. Once on the roundabout, they wanted the middle lane to go down the M40S! He was threathened and asked to get out of his vehicle!!! I feel a solid white line on the roundabout, would guide vehicles, to use the correct use, and help to avoid potential accidents and abuse, or better signage.

Council ref: ENQ20870533

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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 10:18, Thu 16 July 2020

  • Thank you for your report. We will look at possible measures to prevent this sort of situation from happening

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:04, Wed 18 November 2020

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