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Traffic light issues

Reported via Android in the Road Markings - Worn/Faded category anonymously at 20:38, Thu 25 April 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 2 minutes later. ref: 1613077.

The white stop lines need re painting to encourage drivers to stop closer to the traffic lights so the sensor detects their vehicle. I regularly see people waiting ages for the lights to change because they stop too far away from the sensor.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:07, Fri 26 April 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:47, Thu 23 May 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry, defects have been identified and forwarded to the line marking programme to be undertaken within 12 months.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 07:50, Fri 31 May 2019

  • You say it will be repaired within the next twelve months but drivers are going through red lights because they assume the lights aren't working as they aren't changing.

    Posted anonymously at 08:16, Fri 31 May 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 00:00, Fri 21 June 2019

  • My daughter has just phoned me very embarrassed having caused a traffic jam at these lights until s police officer like myself explained she needed to drive closer to the lights to activate the sensor.

    Posted anonymously at 23:41, Thu 27 June 2019

  • Twice today I've had to get out of my car when in a queue and tell drivers to move closer to the traffic lights.

    Posted anonymously at 21:39, Sun 14 July 2019

  • I had the same problem last night. Police car behind me, I didn't know whether to go through the loght because it was broken or just keep waiting. The police officer got out and came to tell me to move forward, it's so embarrassing and the police officer said he had to do this at least once a shift sometimes more. This is disgusting to have a fault right outside a police station.

    Posted anonymously at 08:28, Fri 9 August 2019

  • Yesterday I watched some eventually give up and drive through on a red light. If I deal with any accidents there I will inform those involved this issue has been reported and to seek compensation for negligence from highways for not sorting it

    Posted anonymously at 12:51, Fri 9 August 2019

  • I can only confirm what others have said above. The sensors have been placed far too close to the lights and white lines. It’s my opinion that the sensors need moving several metres as the current white lines and sensors are too close to the traffic lights causing people to naturally sit back so they can see the light thus not activating the sensors.

    People are still driving through red lights on a regular basis.

    Posted anonymously at 07:32, Fri 16 August 2019

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