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Dangerous junction

Reported via mobile in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 21:58, Friday 17 June 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Hello. Thanks for reviewing my original email and changing the sign to have a yellow background. I’m getting in touch again because of several near misses in the last month which have risked a major accident and death.

The issue is that the turning out of Singe Wood is blind in both directions due to the radius of the corner and the blind dip in the road to the north of the turning.

The major danger is turning out of Singe Wood onto B4022 towards Finstock. It is impossible to see traffic approaching in either direction and if traffic comes approaches from around the blind corners the only option is to stop in which case you are left stranded in the middle of the road on a blind corner with traffic approaching at 50mph from both directions! This has happened to me twice in the last month and the cars involved have either swerved into oncoming traffic or taken an avoiding route down a farm path. Should there be an actual collision it would certainly be at very high speed as there is no time to brake. The impact would be between 50-100mph.

The root cause of the risk is that the 50mph speed limit is too high for the blind corner in a populated area where the dangerous corner is the only means of exit for the 8 residents (including young drivers and children), delivery drivers and visitors.

The speed limit through Whiteoak Green on the B4022 should be 30 or 40mph. This would also benefit the patrons of the Bird in Hand pub who face a similarly dangerous exit and walkers who risk their lives walking along the road from the footpaths on Singe Wood to the pub.

Please consider changing the speed limit and help us be safe.

Many thanks.

Toby and family

Council ref: ENQ22927457

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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 21:58, Friday 17 June 2022

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