Dangerous bend in Rose Bank, Bloxham
Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 16:02, Friday 19 February 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
The entry to my property, Little Bennetts in Rose Bank, lies on the inside of the bend at the top of the road. Visibility of the entrance for approaching drivers and cyclists is extremely limited, and, similarly, visibility for drivers leaving the property is extremely limited. Leaving the property requires extreme care in looking out for approaching traffic and is still fraught with risk (see photos).When schools are open, Rose Bank is used by students walking and cycling to and from the Warriner School and by students from Bloxham School walking to and from lessons. Traffic is heavy twice a day at Bloxham School opening and closing times, with cars entering and leaving the School entrance opposite Little Bennetts. Most drivers using Rose Bank take reasonable care, but a sizeable minority do not. For drivers not used to the area, the approach to the bend from the Brickle Lane direction is particularly dangerous because the entrance to Little Bennetts is almost invisible until the very last moment. Fortunately, there has not (as far as I know) been an accident, but we have experienced a significant number of crash stops by approaching drivers as we leave, especially (although not only) those coming from the Brickle Lane direction. The only practical action I can envisage to reduce the danger of accident or injury is to mount a convex mirror on the lamp post opposite the entry to Little Bennetts. This would provide visibility of oncoming traffic from both directions for drivers leaving the property, and a view of the gateway for approaching drivers. Attached are some photographs to illustrate the situation described above.
Council ref: ENQ21887999
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