A41/Broadfields Avenue junction

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0601
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

New traffic lights have been installed on the A41/Broadfields Avenue junction.  After you replaced the traffic lights, crossing the A41 from Broadfields Avenue, Edgware, there are no facing traffic lights on the other side of the road.  Therefore, when travelling from Broadfields Avenue, when turning, once the traffic lights are passed   it is not apparent that the traffic lights have changed from green to red.  Why was this done, and will you put this right?

Answer

Answer for A41/Broadfields Avenue junction

Answer for A41/Broadfields Avenue junction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The signals at the A41/Broadfields Avenue junction have recently been modified. To conform with current legislation a minimum of two signals are required for each vehicular approach, one of which must be a 'primary' signal. For traffic approaching from Broadfields Avenue the second signal on the far side, past the stop line, has been replaced with a signal just beyond the stop line. This has been so that drivers, once in the junction, look at traffic rather than signals, before making a turning manoeuvre. This is considered a much safer approach.

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