Illegal left turns off Old Kent Road into Peckham Hill Street

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0946
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In your answer to question 2878/2006 you informed me that an enforcement camera had been installed at this junction in October 2006. However, users of the nearby Action for the Blind Centre have informed me that the problems are continuing. The effect of this is that cars are turning into Peckham Hill Street during the green man pedestrian crossing phase. This is particularly dangerous for visual impaired pedestrians, one of whom tells me he has nearly been hit by a car on three occasions in the last month.

Please could you provide statistics for the number of PCNs issued in each month since the installation of the camera?

Also will you reconsider your answer to question 0013/2007 and install "no left turn" signage which I believe would be more effective than the current "ahead only" signage? If this is not possible what alternative measures do you propose to deter drivers from making illegal left turns at this junction?

Answer

Answer for Illegal left turns off Old Kent Road into Peckham Hill Street

Answer for Illegal left turns off Old Kent Road into Peckham Hill Street

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has been enforcing the banned left turn at this location since October 2006. Since commencement of enforcement 135 PCNs have been issued. This is split by month as follows:October 06 7November 06 65December 06 27January 07 13February 07 3March 07 13April 07 1May 07 6The level of contravention has dropped significantly as a result of TfL's initial enforcement activity. TfL will continue to monitor and enforce the location to ensure acceptable levels of compliance. TfL is considering the benefits of amending the signage at this location and will investigate the possibility of installing additional no left turn signs at this junction.