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One entry to roundabout vehicles are using lane 1 incorrectly causing numerous near miss accidents.

Reported via mobile in the Road markings category anonymously at 13:46, Thursday 26 August 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

The three lanes approach to Spittals from Brampton has recently been changed. Updates have been made to road markings and signage which are working well apart from one issue. Lane 1 is now for turning left only. This is signed correctly via road signs and on road markings, however, some drivers are using it as a lane to still go straight ahead pushing into traffic in lane 2 - this in turn causes traffic in lane 2 to deviate over into lane 3 traffic. I have witnessed this happening every day. Can cones, or something similar, be placed to stop drivers in lane 1 accessing lane 2? I note that if lorrys are in Lane 2 you have lots of cars using lane 1 in a bid to get ahead of the lorrys - it is becoming very dangerous as more and more drivers seem to be using this 'trick'.

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  • Thank you for your observations regarding driver behaviour on A141 at Spittals Roundabout

    The new layout should not cause a conflict if drivers follow the lanes and advice set out in the Highway Code as you stated these signs and markings are working well.

    Drivers will sometimes have to change lanes while on, or when leaving, roundabouts and any safety concerns relating to the manoeuvres you describe appear to be because of poor driver behaviour.

    As we are not an enforcement body we are unable to prosecute for driver behaviour and any dangerous driving should be reported to the police.

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted anonymously at 14:58, Wednesday 1 September 2021

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