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Traffic through this part of the village frequently travels well in excess of the 30 MPH speed limit and as my front door is almost directly onto the road, there is no public pathway on this side of the road, it is highly dangerous and because my neighbours park their cars on the road it means all traffic passes very close to my front door. Furthermore as this part of high street is on a steep incline traffic tends to accelerate in both the uphill and downhill directions. It can often feel like living on a racetrack. I am now 67 years old and my wife is nearly 69. we have lived in our home for 36 years but now with increased volumes of traffic which seems to be travelling at ever-increasing speeds we are finding it to be increasingly dangerous to cross the road to reach the pavement on the other side of the road. Add to this the teams of cyclists who take great delight in using the hill to speed down ( at this stage the cyclists are doing more than 30MPH and you only hear them as a "swish". I am seeking either a 20MPH speed limit or further signage to alert drivers as to the dangers they create in speeding through the village and right in front of my door.

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Gareth Hamblin at 12:14, Friday 18 September 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Speeding through the village in way of 111 High Street is excessive and is likely to cause a serious accident.

Council ref: ENQ20876455

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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 12:14, Friday 18 September 2020

  • I will pass this to the traffic team to look at but the matter of speeding is for the police if the speedlight is being broken

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:44, Tuesday 22 September 2020

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