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Missing road marking in Raymund rd

Reported in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 16:50, Tue 15 October 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later. Council ref: 1806380.

When the Raymund road was resurfaced (I think it was about a year ago) the road markings at the junction of Raymund road and Cavendish road we not reinstated.. These need to be done and some car drivers seem to be completely unaware of who has right of way..

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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 16:55, Tue 15 October 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:25, Tue 12 November 2019

  • Thank you for contacting us over this concern. Give Way markings are generally only provided at Major/Minor road junctions where visibility is below a certain standard which is set by the Department for Transport and on roads with higher speed limit. Alternatively, they can be provided where priorities are not clear.

    As the speed limit has been reduced since the Give Way Lines were first installed, the junction was re-assessed following the resurfacing. This revealed that visibility was more than adequate for the type of road and a 20mph speed limit. Also as a simple 'T' junction, any priority should be clear.

    According to Rule 170 of the Highway Code drivers should look all around before emerging from a road and not cross or join a road until there is a gap large enough to do this safely.

    I appreciate that there are other similar junctions in Oxford with Give Way markings, but many of these were also introduced before their speed limits were reduced to 20mph. We are therefore assessing each one as and when they come up for maintenance.
    Additionally providing Give way Markings at all such junctions makes them common place and therefore detracts from their significance at more hazardous locations. Consequently providing them at this junction cannot be justified.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:08, Tue 10 December 2019

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