Police warning to drivers who ignore no entry signs in Queensbury

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POLICE are sending out a warning to motorists who ignore no entry signs in Queensbury.

A series of letters have been delivered to drivers that have been reported to the police after travelling down Oxford Road the wrong way.

The road was made into a one way system two months ago with access now only possible from Halifax Road.

PC Rob Bowman is urging people to take note of the no entry signs before someone is seriously injured.

“The fact that the road system has recently been changed is no excuse for entering a one way street where no entry signs are clearly in place,” he said.

“Drivers need to be aware of the road at all times and should not rely on what they think is coming up ahead.

“The neighbourhood policing team has initially sent out warning letters to drivers who have been seen entering from the restricted end of the road.

“We will, however, be issuing fixed penalty notices to future offenders which mean three points on your license and a £60 fine.

“Over 60 vehicles have been identified as ignoring the signs over the last couple of months and it is potentially endangering lives.

“Children on the streets that are not expecting vehicles coming from the opposite direction and other law abiding motorists could be caught out.

“We are therefore stressing to all drivers that their attention to the road and its signage are, as ever, of particular importance.

“We do not want to see a serious accident occur on this stretch of road and we will not tolerate those who continue to flout the law, knowingly or not.

“Over half the people we have sent letters to live locally and I would be particularly surprised if they were not aware of this recent road change.

“We will continue to monitor the road and will be speaking to local residents about any further concerns.

“Our message is clear, if you put people’s lives at stake, we will take action.”