Hidden in plain sight: The trees that want you to drive the wrong way down a one-way street
DRIVERS who travel the wrong way down a one-way street in Wisbech have been facing police fines - but the road’s new no entry sign is hidden from motorists by low-hanging tree branches.
Police have been battling to remind drivers Park Avenue, Henry Street and St Augustine’s Road turned one way in January and recently resorted to issuing a warning offending motorists could face fines.
But a closer look at the junction shows the no entry sign completely hidden from view by tree branches.
A photograph from earlier in the year has the sign in clear view but summer seems to have rectified that.
Last month Inspector Robin Sissons said: “These roads have been two way for many years and people have been assuming it still is.
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“So far, we have been informing drivers and not issuing tickets but we will now be starting enforcement work and issuing fines if appropriate.”
A spokesman for the police said today: “We will contact the council in relation to the obscured sign in order to ensure the safety of road users.”
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Cambridgeshire County Council is responsible for maintaining highways.
A spokesman said; “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will investigate and carry out any removal action as quickly as possible.”