New roundabout markings causing ‘road rage’ incidents according to Northampton delivery driver

A delivery driver says motorists are struggling to get to grips with the new road layout on a roundabout on the edge of Northampton

A delivery driver says motorists are struggling to get to grips with the new road layout on a roundabout on the edge of Northampton

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A delivery driver says she is the victim of road rage on a “daily basis” at a roundabout on the edge of Northampton where the road layout has changed.

Louise Colley regularly uses the roundabout between Sandy lane and Harlestone Road and says drivers are failing to notice the lane markings have changed.

How the junction used to look : A delivery driver says motorists are confused by new traffic markings on a roundabout on the edge of Northampton

How the junction used to look : A delivery driver says motorists are confused by new traffic markings on a roundabout on the edge of Northampton

Due to a new road and housing development being built, motorists heading out of Northampton now have to be in the left hand lane to go straight on.

Previously, the right hand lane was marked for motorists to go straight on.

Ms Colley, who works for Bedford Battery a car parts delivery service based in Northampton, said: “There is a great big sign saying the layout has changed but still every day I am the victim of aggressive beeping, verbal abuse and people driving right up close because they haven’t opened their eyes.

“When going towards Althorp from Duston the left lane is left and straight on. The right lane is now right only into the new housing estate they are building.

“I am a delivery driver and everyday someone tries to cut me up by going straight on in the right lane but then thinks it’s my fault. An accident waiting to happen. People need to read the roads.”