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Broken Traffic Visibility Mirror

Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 12:10, Monday 14 August 2023

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

There is (was) a traffic visibility Mirror affixed to the traffic restriction sign pole at the top of dancers hill with its junction with The Slade, Charlbury (OX7). Given the curve and rise of The Slade at this point the loss of the mirror (fell or was vandalised) is a significant safety issue for vehicles turning out of Sandy Lane or Sandford Mount

Council ref: ENQ23972115

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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 12:11, Monday 14 August 2023

  • Picture 1: The mirror was attached to the road sign.

    Picture 2: The broken mirror fixings remain at the bottom of the road sign pole.

    Picture 3: Drivers and pedestrian view looking across to Dancers Hill. Blind corner from the Slade with hill on right-hand side.

    Without the mirror exiting onto The Slade is dangerous and in particular during the school drop off periods. The hill to the right of the exit if completely obscured due to the step incline to the right. Therefore, this mirror needs replacing as soon as possible.

    Posted anonymously at 12:40, Monday 6 November 2023

  • Mirrors - The county do not provide or support the use of road mirrors on the highway. The image they provide can be misleading in terms of vehicle speed and distance giving drivers a false sense of security, potentially leading to vehicles emerging injudiciously. They are prone to vandalism, fogging in poor atmospheric conditions and glare from the sun or car headlights. If however permission is granted by a landowner adjacent to but off the highway and therefore outside the jurisdiction of the County, a suitable post and mirror may be erected. The County could accept no responsibility for a mirror so erected.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:01, Friday 17 November 2023

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