More Than Eleven Thousand Motorists Fined Around Longfield Avenue
Council believe safety's improved in the town centre due to road changes
A controversial road trial banning left turns from Longfield Avenue in the town centre has netted nearly £700,000 in fines last year.
Under the scheme it's a traffic violation to turn left out of, or right into Longfield Avenue at the junction with New Broadway.
Drivers who break the restrictions face a penalty charge notice of £130 (reduced to £65 if paid within 14 days).
Last year, 11,511 motorists were caught making the illegal turn and fined, which the council say totalled £695,425.
An Ealing Council spokesperson said, "Increasing road safety was always the aim when introducing these turning bans and there have been no reported collisions in or around the Longfield Avenue junction since it has been in place. Independent assessments have also shown a 64% decrease in traffic flow, greater use by of the junction by pedestrians since its introduction.
''On Uxbridge Road, there has also been a reduction in bus journey times in this period. Traffic levels have been stabilised throughout the day, indicating that rat-running has been eliminated by the turning bans.
“We did everything possible to help people to avoid getting tickets and have more than complied with the statutory law on signage. An additional permanent advisory sign has been placed in New Broadway further warning drivers not to turn right into Longfield Avenue.
10 April 2018