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Dangerous lane in road

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 15:35, Mon 24 October 2011

Sent to Bedford Borough Council 5 minutes later

Heading South on Newnam Avenue, there is a turning lane to turn right into Rosamund Road, however the problem arises because there is a BP Petrol station opposite the junction. This means drivers approaching from the South use the turning lane illegally so they can turn right into the petrol station. This causes many near miss head-on collisions and will lead to a fatality/serious accident!

The solution would be to put a "No right turn" sign for those heading North, and may require a redesign of the turn lane, perhaps a keep left bollard at the Southern end of the lane, and raised kerbing to prevent traffic heading North from even attempting an illegal right turn into the petrol station. This should be treated as a matter of urgency before someone is killed!

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:22, Mon 21 November 2011

  • Newnham Avenue, Bedford - Northbound vehicles are still making an illegal right turn into the BP petrol station - to do this they are entering the Southbound Right turn lane for vehicles LEGALLY turning into Rosamund Avenue

    This requires Bedford Borough Council to install a NO RIGHT TURN road sign, plus road markings to indicate this, and possibly a traffic island (with Keep Left sign) to prevent Northbound traffic from entering the lane from the incorrect end.

    Failure to take any action with definitely mean a head-on collision WILL occur at this location - possibly causing a fatality!!!

    Thsi is an extremely serious issue, and is made worse during hours of darkness,

    Posted anonymously at 18:22, Mon 21 November 2011

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:08, Mon 19 December 2011

  • NO ACTION!!!
    Still seeing numerous vehicles illegally turning into the petrol station when approaching from the South.
    Witnessed (and videoed) near misses

    Posted anonymously at 22:08, Mon 19 December 2011

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:37, Mon 16 January 2012

  • NO action by Bedford Borough Council - cars are still making illegal right turns into BP Petrol station - many near misses every day

    Posted anonymously at 22:37, Mon 16 January 2012

  • Cars are still using this lane travelling North to make an illegal right turn into the BP Petrol station

    Many near head on misses have been observed as this is the right turn lane for Southbound traffic to make a legal right turn into Rosamond Road

    Bedford Borough Council's negligence in resolving this longstanding issue is astounding, but hardly surprising - as is their general apathetic attitude to road safety

    Posted by Dave Crane at 15:09, Wed 6 June 2012

  • All references should refer to "Rosamund Road"

    Posted by Dave Crane at 15:10, Wed 6 June 2012

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