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MULTIPLE CRASHES: Residents call for action at ‘dangerous’ Radlett junction

 Published on: 19th January 2022   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A doctor from Radlett has spoken out about a problematic junction, where ‘recurring’ car accidents have taken place over the last year.

Sonam Lakhani says that a minimum of five accidents have taken place at the junction of Station Road, Upper Station Road and Aldenham Road and wants to warn others to prevent further crashes.

Sonam Lakhani said:“I am a doctor and there is another doctor nearby too and we have needed to help with first aid and triage on many occasions. The police often joke that they are often called to the same spot repeatedly. We have written to the council multiple times but they report that there is nothing that can be done.”

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire County Council said: “In recent years, discretionary Highway Locality Budget (HLB) funding has been allocated by the local member (Caroline Clapper) to maintain and improve the existing road layout at the junction with Station Road and Upper Station Road, to provide the most effective advance warning possible to drivers on the approach to the junction.

“The work completed has included replacing the warning signage with new signs on all approaches on a reflective yellow background, full resurfacing, and the reinstatement of road markings with a more reflective material.”

“Following reports of vehicles travelling the wrong way along Aldenham Road (a one-way street), further HLB funds have been allocated this year to improve the visibility of the ‘No left turn’ signage on the westbound approach to the junction from Station Road.  This work is due to be completed by the end of March 2022.

“Cllr Clapper is aware of continued local concern about the frequency of damage only (non-injury) collisions at the Station Road crossroads.  Although the level of Personal Injury Collisions remains below the level for the junction to be classed as a hazardous site, we are currently working to understand the cause of the ongoing problem, with a view to considering additional measures that could help prevent further collisions.  If a viable and affordable solution is identified, an HLB scheme to install on-site will be planned for the 2022/23 financial year.”

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1 Comment

  1. Radlett Dave January 21st, 2022, 10:27 pm

    Bad road layout and junction I agree however Radlett has some of the most inconsiderate drivers Ive ever come across. This doesn’t help the situation same issue in the high street where drivers seem to think the bus stops are for “Free Parking” Driving into the slip road in front of the shops through the no entry sign. The list is endless along with the attitude that I drive a flash car so the highway code and consideration for others does not apply. Heavy fines and crush a few cars would teach a good lesson.

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