Saturday, 21 October 2017

Pledge to improve safety at ‘dangerous’ junction

SIGNS and markings at a Peppard road junction branded “dangerous” by residents are set to be improved.

Oxfordshire County Council highways officials made a site visit to the Bolts Cross junction on the B481 on Tuesday. This followed concerns raised by residents at the number of recent accidents at the junction with Greys Road.

A council spokesman said: “We have agreed to review the signs and markings and, subject to funding, carry out some minor upgrading and maintenance to the signs and road markings.

“This is likely to amount to increasing the size of some ‘Give way’ signs, renewing any worn markings and introducing some ‘Slow’ markings.” But David Hammond, chairman of Peppard Parish Council, said he was not convinced the measures would help prevent more accidents.

He said: “I think these improvements will make some difference but I don’t think there is a magic solution that will stop accidents because the biggest problem is people driving carelessly and too fast.”

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