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Bus stops causing hazzards

Reported anonymously at 17:41, Tuesday 5 March 2019

Sent to Exeter City Council 4 minutes later

Positioned outbound from the city centre on New North Road Exeter near the offside junction to Exeter University Birks Grange is a bus stop. Prior to this bus stop is a central island used as a crossing point for pedestrians to cross New North Road. This island has keep left bollards clearly displayed. Today a double decker bus stopped at the bus stop. I was unable to pass the bus due to this central island so i waited behind it. Traffic behind me overtook the wrong side of the traffic island overtook my vehicle and the bus into the path of oncoming traffic. This included a Taxi! I understand there is a bus stop situated for incoming buses that causes similar issues. In my view there is going to be an accident at this location due to impatient drivers. Not only is there a problem of oncoming vehicles at this location there are pedestrians and traffic emerging from Birks Grange. I do not feel these bus stops are suitably situated as stationary buses cause a road obstruction causing impatient and dangerous drivers to take unnecessary risks.

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