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Frustrated drivers crash through lights stuck on red..Someone will get killed.

Reported via desktop in the Stuck on red category anonymously at 09:18, Thursday 30 September 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3033426.

This morning the light sequence yet again was stuck on red for vehicles facing east, queuing on Balham Station road waiting to turn onto Bedford Hill. The lights stayed on red for three complete sequences between approx 0812 - 0818. I waited 6 minutes. This caused three vehicles to overtake and crash through the red lights to make the right turn onto Bedford Hill, nearly causing several accidents. I was second car in the queue so saw this very clearly. Someone will die if these light sequences are not fixed. This has happened on numerous occasions but I have never seen angry drivers simply ignore the lights and drive into oncoming traffic to get on with their journey. What are you going to do about it? It says "Fixed" on your many reports of the problem. It very clearly is not. Happy to speak to someone responsible.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. Your report has been investigated and we can confirm that there is a fault with these traffic lights. We have therefore referred this to our contractors and as it is classed as an emergency it will be fixed or made safe within 24 hours. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 09:26, Thursday 30 September 2021

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