Passing place unusable
Reported via mobile in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 08:47, Sunday 8 May 2022
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
Hi There, We had an incident outside our house on Saturday morning between a bin lorry and a car which resulted in part of the bin lorries wheel arch being ripped off against our wall and the bin lorry damaging the grass verge (after I had recently repaired it). since the council has put bollards up round a passing place opposite our driveway vehicles are struggle to pass each other safely (mill Lane is a narrow single track road), in fact traffic have now started using our private driveway to move over into to allow other cars to pass which is dangerous, especially when we have young children who play on our driveway. Can someone get in contact with me please to reassess the work that has been carried out, in my view this is now a road safety issue.
I understand the driver of the bin lorry is going to have to complete an incident report and I’ve suggested he also speaks to someone on the highway side as we never use to have a problem before the bollards we’re installed on the passing place.
Council ref: ENQ22924161
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 08:47, Sunday 8 May 2022
The bollards were put in at the request of the business opposite due to alleged access difficulties with parked vehicles causing an obstruction. The access does not constitute an official parking space any more than any other driveway along Mill Lane. The county may be able to provide further bollards to protect your verge - please see the following link... https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ residents/ roads-and-transport/ street-maintenance-z/ verges It should be apparent to vehicles using Mill Lane that it is single track and that should one encounter an oncoming vehicle it is likely one will need to concede priority and reverse to a suitable point. If drivers take it upon themselves to try to "squeeze by" then they take responsibility for their actions and any injurious incidents whether to property or their own vehicle. They have the option to reverse and avoid this situation. Speeds will be very low with the potential for personal injury being minimal. I see you have gates at the front of your property which could be closed when children are present in the garden, thus further reducing the danger to them. However I am happy to consider any remedial measures you may think are appropriate.
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:18, Wednesday 8 June 2022
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