A SECOND councillor has joined calls for warning “rumble strips” to be installed on the approach to a Bicester roundabout.
Catherine Fulljames says planned road signs are a waste of money and raised painted lines should be added to the A41 approach to the new roundabout at the junction with Vendee Drive.
It comes after another accident at the roundabout earlier this month when a man and woman were taken to hospital after their car crashed into the centre of it.
In April, Bicester town councillor Nick Cotter and Oxfordshire County Council member Les Sibley raised safety concerns. He urged the county council to install rumble strips – which make a noise as vehicles travel over them – to encourage drivers to slow down.
The council said it received developer funding that would pay for bigger speed limit signs and yellow-backed chevron signs in a bid to slow traffic.
Ploughley county councillor Mrs Fulljames said: “People are not taking any notice of the 40mph signs. I drive there at 40mph and there are people overtaking me. You can put all the signs up in the world, but there are some that just don’t read them.”
She said the council should consider rumble strips, similar to those on the A43 near Brackley.
Mrs Fulljames also raised concerns about access to the new park and ride, which will also be off the same roundabout, as traffic is fast moving.
County council spokesman Martin Crabtree said: “The signs are being installed by the developer in the next six weeks. There will then be a period of evaluation, after which we would decide whether any additional measures are needed.”
Our top stories:
- Oxfordshire detective is a contestant on Channel 4 survival show The Island with Bear Grylls
- Managing director Greig Box Turnbull to leave Oxford United at end of season
- Companies still signing up for jobs fair at Oxford Town Hall
- Hundreds will gather as soldier killed in Iraq is repatriated
- Staff and students celebrate actress's big win at the Golden Globes
- Inquests opened into death of couple who died in cottage fire on Blenheim Palace estate
- Inquest opened into death of pensioner found in River Ock in Abingdon
- Man wearing beanie hat exposes himself to woman on city street
- Chain running Randolph Hotel in Oxford in 'best shape ever' after announcing £55m profit
- Cyclist and car involved in collision outside Seacourt Tower
- Oxford United vow to act quickly to resolve flag-waving dispute
- UPDATE: Three more men arrested in connection with attempted murder after altercation in Banbury
- Oxford United v Swindon Town - UPDATES
- CLARIFICATION: Hygiene report of Delight 2 in Didcot