Huntingdon bus lane lights dilemma

ON Wednesday March 19, we were travelling up George Street, Huntingdon, going out towards Brampton. As we approached the traffic lights on the ring road they turned to green, so we proceeded to go straight over. Much to our horror, a double-decker bus tur

ON Wednesday March 19, we were travelling up George Street, Huntingdon, going out towards Brampton. As we approached the traffic lights on the ring road they turned to green, so we proceeded to go straight over. Much to our horror, a double-decker bus turned right just in front of us to go to the bus station. If it had not been for very quick reactions of my son, who was driving, we would have had a bad accident.

Travelling back the other way later in the day I could not see any sign to say that buses must use the bus lane outside the old post office to turn right to the bus station.

The sign as you approach the ring road from Brampton shows a crossroad with no entry straight on and no entry except buses to the turning to the right, with no sign to say that buses must use the bus lane to turn right.

If we had hit the bus, who would have been in the wrong, as we right because the traffic lights were on green, and the bus was right because the traffic lights were also on green from Brampton, and the sign says buses can turn right?


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CHRISTOPHER TACK

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Editor's note: Cambridgeshire County Council, the highway authority, says there is a turn-left-only arrow on the green light approaching the ring road from Brampton Road, and that bus drivers know how they should use the junction. The council asks anyone who sees a bus turning right other than from the bus lane to note the date and time and contact CCC.

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