Temporary lights not clear in sun
Reported via desktop in the General Fault category anonymously at 18:14, Wednesday 15 June 2022
Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3599581.
Temporary stop lights not clear for drivers in sun. I was crossing on green for pedestrians about 13-45 and three cars in succession just missed me going through the lights on red going east on Hammersmith Road.
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State changed to: In progress
Posted by TfL at 11:42, Friday 17 June 2022
Hi, I was planning to report this problem but can see it's already been done - these lights have cause a really dangerous situation, it's an accident waiting to happen and needs to be investigated urgently.
There have now been FOUR separate occasions where I've seen someone drive through this pedestrian crossing when the temporary lights were red (eastbound, leaving the roundabout onto Hammersmith Road). It's clear that the drivers aren't seeing the lights - I'm used to seeing people speed up to squeeze through on a yellow, but in this case they're just driving straight through as if there were no lights at all.
I don't know if it's to do with the lights not being visible in the sun (I usually pass through this spot in the afternoon, so that's possible), or something to do with the way the temporary lights are configured relative to the normal lights (which are covered up), but whatever the cause, it needs to be fixed ASAP before someone gets hurt.
Posted anonymously at 10:48, Monday 27 June 2022
Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. You will be pleased to know that our routine inspections had already picked up this issue and it has been resolved. Our routine inspections had already picked up this issue and it has been resolved.
State changed to: Fixed
Posted by TfL at 12:18, Monday 27 June 2022
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