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Parked cars on footpath blocking blindspots!!

Reported in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 19:58, Saturday 19 September 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 1 day, 10 hours, 7 minutes later. ref: 2302707.

When driving out of side roads to join onto Gladstone road, blind spots are always obstructed because of parked cars and curvy road. Especially from Newport road, cars tend to park on footpaths in front of Elim Church and i can not see a single thing when driving out. This issue started ever since roadworks were carried out on Gladstone road many years ago where the road is now curvy rather than one straight main road. I do not feel safe when joining the main road because i cant see cars coming and this is certainly because of these road works/resurfacing that took place many years ago. Just today there had actually been an accident as a driver wanted to join Gladstone road from a side road and a car drove straight into it because of obstructed view of the parked cars and curvy road. Same incident happened again a year ago at the end of Newport road where view was obstructed. Please do something about this as it is very unsafe and the number of accidents will only be increasing.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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 06:05, Monday 21 September 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Obstructing the highways is a matter for the police and they would be able to identify the owner by the registration number of the vehicle(s) and decide on any advisory or enforcement action. Contact your local Safer Communities Team by calling the non-emergency number 101 or by following the link on the Northamptonshire Police website.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:45, Tuesday 29 September 2020

  • Following a review this issue is not a Northamptonshire County Council responsibility.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:46, Tuesday 29 September 2020

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