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Parked Car obscures visibility at junction

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 09:13, Tuesday 27 July 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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The owners of the property at Goring Heath crossroads constantly park a vehicle or vehicles on the verge and road outside their property in breach of rule 243 the Highway code rule which states that cars should not be parked within 10 m of a road junction. Visibility at the crossroads is severely restricted by the parked car when approaching it from the South West (Pangbourne). The position of the car and the bush in the planter means there is very limited visibility of traffic approaching from the right. Along with others in the area, I have had several near misses there because one has to pull out well into the road to see right. Traffic coming from that direction is often travelling at 50/60 mph or more resulting in a near miss. It is quite likely that a serious accident will occur at some point because of this. Please can you direct the car owner not to park there as part of the car is on the highway and to either trim or remove the vegetation. I reported this to Thames Valley Police and they advise it is a matter for the Council. The reference number is available.

Council ref: ENQ21901643

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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 09:13, Tuesday 27 July 2021

  • We will attend site to inspect if there is a visual splay issue due to vegetation encroachment onto the highway.We will issue a letter to the owners if this is the case requesting cutback,unfortunately any vehicle obstruction is a police matter

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:34, Thursday 29 July 2021

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