Average speed cameras could be installed to help improve safety on the A34 in Oxfordshire under a multi-million pound set of safety measures proposed by the county council’s transport panel following a number of recent deaths on the road.
The Herald newspaper says it’s in response to the death of six people on the road this this year, one less than the last five years combined, and it is hoped the measures will improve people’s driving and make the road safer.
A crawler lane for HGVs is also proposed.
The measures, which could see drivers issued with tickets for going too fast or three penalty points for leaving the crawler lane, will be put to Highways England – the authority in charge of the road – later this month.
The Herald says the proposals were put forward by councillor Stewart Lilly, who sits on the transport advisory panel, who told them, “the design of parts of the roads needs changing but equally the standard of people’s driving is appalling.
“Either way we can’t have any more mothers with young children killed in multiple vehicle pile-ups, whether it be in Oxfordshire, in Berkshire or in Hampshire.”