BECAUSE of roadworks this past week, there have been traffic lights on the Tangmere Road adjacent to the junction with Drayton Lane.
Regular users will know this is a notoriously-difficult junction from which to exit and is the site of numerous accidents because of the speed of the approaching traffic and the poor lines of sight.
The latter is a problem much exacerbated by cars parked on the verge of nearby properties.
Although motorists might consider another set of traffic lights an annoyance, while the roadworks were on-going it was possible to make a safe exit from Drayton Lane.
I would suggest the highways authority note this fact and consider a permanent installation – the cost could be offset against that of the emergency vehicles which would no longer be called out to accidents on the corner.