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Dangerous timing

Reported via desktop in the Traffic Lights (permanent only) category anonymously at 16:19, Mon 5 July 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Clearly, Highways doesn't understand the issue, judging by their dismissive reply and closing the case.

Amber DOES NOT, repeat NOT, imply losing right of way, because if you travel lawfully at e.g. 40 mph on approach and are within e.g. 10 yards when it turns to amber, you carry on as it's dangerous to stop suddenly. That would lose a good 1 sec out of the delay. The 5-second delay is therefore INSUFFICIENT. I know that from extensive personal experience, where time after time after time cars entering the junction on green have to stop suddenly to avoid a collision.

But I suppose they will only be convinced once there IS an accident. Heaven forbid that Highways should take a proactive and preventive approach.

Perhaps I should involve my MP.

Council ref: 2842476

Asset ID: F202 - Rose Hill Roundabout (LED) (ANPR :33)

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  • Disagree with previous comments as closed on Fix My Street report..

    There have been accidents, car screeching, crunching, right at the roundabout area from Eastetn Avenue/Newman Road to the roundabout area mentioned. Speeding cars, traffic back ups, honking horns continuously from Rose Hill Road area all way up to, and including the mentioned roundabout. Also yes, right at the traffic lights.

    Obviously the traffic light timing for the "very busy" roundabout is of concern for the approaching traffic.

    If you were a resident, either in the flats, or houses right at that road section of the roundabout hearing all as mentioned above, you would understand the concern for this being of a dangerous situation.

    Posted anonymously at 08:25, Wed 7 July 2021

  • I don't know whether you are the same person who posted a similar irrelevant rant on my previous complaint. You sure sound like him. This site is for >>> SPECIFIC <<< traffic issues, not for generalised rants like this, hitching a ride on someone else's complaint - which is tedious and rude.

    Posted anonymously at 16:34, Wed 7 July 2021

  • Signal timings query responded to on FMS report 2824637.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:23, Tue 20 July 2021

  • Highways - not fit for purpose - are not interested. Something may (!) be done once someone is killed.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:33, Mon 2 August 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Highways still waiting for an accident to happen. Clearly, the new head of highways has more important things to worry about, given that he is involved with several other councils.

    Posted anonymously at 17:27, Mon 30 August 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No further actions are currently planned at this junction.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:21, Tue 27 September 2022

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