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CCTV cameras plan for 'dangerous' no-right-turn at A326 Marchwood junction



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DRIVERS who ignore a no-right-turn restriction on the A326 at Marchwood could be fined under plans for a CCTV camera.

Hampshire County Council is looking at installing a monitoring system at the entrance to Staplewood Lane and using civil enforcement powers to issue fixed penalty notices to those who flout the rules.

HCC’s cabinet member for economy, transport and environment, Cllr Rob Humby, told the A&T: “The county council will be applying for new powers that are soon to be made available by central government for the civil enforcement of certain types of traffic restrictions where there is evidence they are regularly being ignored by road users.

A motorcyclist died at the junction in 2018 after a motorist ignored the no-right-turn signs
A motorcyclist died at the junction in 2018 after a motorist ignored the no-right-turn signs

“Prior to formally applying for the powers, highway authorities are required to carry out a public consultation, which should include a list of potential sites where the powers would be applied.”

The idea was backed by Cllr David Harrison, who is the county member for Totton South and Marchwood.

He said: “There is quite a long history of drivers ignoring the no-right-turn.

“Almost everybody agrees that this manoeuvre is dangerous and has led to some serious road traffic incidents.

“I am strongly supportive of these new powers and use of technology at this junction.”

As reported in the A&T, motorcyclist Paul Matthews (56) was killed at the junction in 2018 after a delivery driver pulled out onto the A326.



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