Get in lane sign required
Reported via iOS in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 12:42, Wed 17 February 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
Can you please look into the possibility of installing a “Get in Lane” sign at the location indicated, just before leaving the Oxford Business Park exit to the Cowley Junction roundabout?
I have lost count of the number of times other vehicles have almost driven into the left hand side of me as they are in the middle lane instead of the right hand lane on joining the roundabout and are looking to take the Tesco exit.
This happens so often that it is clear that it is a design issue that needs to be addressed.
Council ref: ENQ21887749
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 12:42, Wed 17 February 2021
This issue needs to be taken more seriously. My subjective observations are that about half of the cars going into Tesco take the middle lane. I understand that the Council cannot make people obey the law, but this is an issue of safety. If the Council can take action to prevent property damage and personal injury, they probably should. Here are some reports of the same issue. It's been discussed over and over again for years now: ENQ19826109 ENQ19836120 ENQ19832162 ENQ19834904
I'm afraid road markings are not the answer here. To me the current road markings are visible and clear. They direct the middle lane to flow into the left lane, but people cross the markings all the time.
Posted anonymously at 13:23, Thu 8 April 2021
Please add road markings which say which lane is for which exit rather than just the confusing arrows, its can say on left lane - Ring Road Nth, Middle lane - Garsington, Right Lane - Retail Park/Ring Road Sth. You already do this on the slip road that comes off ring road. Also add a road sign to help.
Posted anonymously at 20:54, Wed 26 May 2021
Thank you for your enquiry outlining your concerns for traffic entering the roundabout and apologies for the delay in getting a response to you.
This matter has now been inspected in line with your request for additional signage.
The location you have indicated in your report currently has two map type advance direction signs on the approach to the roundabout. There are also arrow markings on the approach too and on the roundabout itself. This should be sufficient to make road users aware of which lane to use.
Additionally, from the incident data base the only incidents reported on this section of the roundabout in the last five years are related to drivers not correctly adhering to the traffic lights.
Considering these factors, we can not justify making any modifications to the existing sign layout at this time.
State changed to: Investigation complete
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:29, Wednesday 2 March 2022
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.