Signalled crossing dangerous to use under some conditions.
Reported via desktop in the Current Roadworks category anonymously at 09:18, Monday 23 August 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
Heading towards Oxford, we waited until the cycle/predestrian light went green. Two of us crossed, I was 3rd to cross and had to stop abruptly short of the centre line as 2 cars (coming from Oxford) went past in front of me. Another driver was well past the red traffic light but fortunately stopped well short of the crossing to let us cross. I it was red light jumpers, but in fact it is a fault with the positioning of the traffic lights. Traffic conditions. Slow queueing traffic (both ways!). When we push the crossing button, the whole stretch of road was static west bound traffic. Thus when the west bound traffic light went red, there were quite a lot of cars already past the traffic light but not yet at the signalled crossing, so they never knew the light was red. As we started to cross, the west bound traffic started to move, and it was those drivers already past the traffic light who nearly ran me down as they picked up speed. In law they had not run a red light, as the light went red after they passed the light. This only occures because there is such a long distance between the west bound motor traffic signal and the signalled crossing. I'm not sure why this is (anticipating fast traffic?, or the site entrance - see comment below), however the east bound stop light is quite close to the crossing, where you would expect it to be. This what needs to happen is:- The west bound motor traffic signal needs to be moved closer to the signalled crossing to prevent this happening again. If the signal is set so far back to also serve the construction site access, then leave the existing west bound light where it is, but add another west bound light close to the crossing
Council ref: ENQ21903912
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