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Dangerous traffic light/signage sequence: cars often jump lights

Reported via desktop in the Traffic Lights (permanent only) category anonymously at 16:59, Tue 23 August 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

I have reported this previously and you stated the traffic light sequence was OK, but this is a dangerous problem that needs attention. Cars waiting at the traffic lights (2 road lanes) on London Place, heading out of town often jump the lights by accident. Straight into the path of oncoming traffic turning right on the green light from Marston Rd to London PLace. I have been cycling across here and cars frequently charge at me jumping the red. There are 2 options for cars at these lights - lefthand lane to go up Marston Rd and righthand lane to go up Headington Hill. The problem is the lefthand (Marston Rd) arrow goes green and the righthand lane sometimes think this applies to them and accelerate forward towards Headington Hill. Also, just now BOTH lanes started forward when the lefthand green arrow - both cars charged at me heading up the hill as I cycled across the junction from Marston Rd to London Place. One swerved past and the other stopped when I put my hand up and shouted. It is so dangerous. This happens very frequently. There MUST be something you can do to the sequence, or to the signage/road markings to make it crystal clear which lane lights refer to which lane. Am local and very happy to come out and explain this further if you need more info or suggestions just get in touch! Am very concerned about safety for cyclists here.

Council ref: 3775756

Asset ID: F004 - Marston Rd/Headington Hill (+ANPR:08)

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  • Thank you for your report, we are now investigating this issue and an update will be posted as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:07, Wed 14 September 2022

  • Thank you for your report. the operation of the junction has been checked including the alignment and visibility to the signals without any faults or issues being found. Accident data has also been checked with our road safety team which doesn't indicate there to be an issue in this location. There are no plans to make any changes to the junction, but we will continue to monitor the site.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:46, Fri 7 October 2022

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