CHANGES are to be made to the M40 after another driver was spotted heading the wrong way into oncoming traffic.

Drivers were forced to swerve out the way of a car heading southbound the 70mph northbound carriageway on Monday.

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The light blue hatchback was spotted in the fast lane near Junction 8 for Wheatley - one junction along from a fatal wrong-way crash that killed three people in October.

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Oxfordshire County Council has confirmed it is putting temporary signs in place to help tackle the problem area at Junction 8A.

County council spokesman Martin Crabtree said: "The access to junction 8a of the M40 is properly signed with ‘no entry’ signs, solid white lines and chevron signs.

"However, in view of the two incidents that have seen drivers on the wrong side of the M40, we have agreed with Highways England that we will install additional temporary signs at this junction in the short term and discuss whether any additional measures would be appropriate on a permanent basis at this and other approaches to the M40.”

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The temporary signs will be in place at Junction 8A of the M40, although, the Oxford Mail understands the latest wrong-way driver is thought to have entered the carriageway at Junction 8 of the M40 from the A40.

Oxfordshire County Council added that it is still awaiting confirmation as the whether the driver did enter the M40 at Junction 8A where it is installing new signs.

The reports from drivers seen by the Oxford Mail suggest the woman in the blue Honda Jazz actually entered the A40 first, heading the wrong way. 

Motorists described flashing their lights at a car coming towards them after the exit for Oxford on the M40 at junction 8. 

This was the junction in question, at the exit for Wheatley, in 2016.

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