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Visual impairment

Reported in the Signal Failure category anonymously at 16:08, Fri 14 June 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 2 minutes later. ref: 1661144.

The Pedestrian Crossing on the main road by the end of Gold Street has the special paving slabs so that a blind or partially sighted person knows where they are. When it is safe to cross the light goes green, which is fine for sighted people. However there should also be a bleeping to let the blind or partially sighted know when it is safe to cross. I believe that used to be the case.

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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 County Council at 16:11, Fri 14 June 2019

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:11, Mon 17 June 2019

  • We are not allowed to install audibles on dual crossings, as not all traffic is stopped. There are rotating tactile cones installed under the right-hand-side pushbutton unit to assist visually-impaired users - these rotate when the green man is illuminated.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:15, Tue 18 June 2019

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