A23 Streatham 2

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0480
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

Returning to Streatham A23 from Tooting via Tooting Bec Gardens has become very difficult - drivers frequently push into the queue and become impatient, and the yellow boxes on the A23 don't seem to be enforced. Could there be better enforcement of boxes and lane discipline coming along Tooting Bec Gardens towards Streatham High Road?

Answer

Answer for A23 Streatham 2

Answer for A23 Streatham 2

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

In order for TfL to enforce a yellow box junction the location must first comply with the requirements of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Direction 2002 (TSRGD), which require a box junction to be of a standard layout and dimension.

Where a box junction does not comply it is considered to be 'non standard' in layout and it is not possible to enforce these box junctions without first seeking special approval from the Department for Transport, or redesigning the box. The locations you have identified fall into this category and therefore cannot be enforced at this time. TfL is seeking approval for these locations and enforcement may begin from late Spring 2007.

In the meantime, TfL is monitoring the area to understand the extent and type of contravention taking place, and how enforcement of the box junctions and other traffic contraventions may contribute to improving conditions for all road users.