POLICE have told off drivers for using the new Winnersh relief road incorrectly following a number of crashes on the route.

A Facebook post from Bracknell and Wokingham’s Thames Valley Police team revealed that action had been taken by neighbourhood officers following concerns raised.

It read: “Officers from Wokingham North NHPT have taken action following concerns regarding contravention of the new traffic system implemented on the Winnersh Relief Road.

“Those caught have been issued with a fixed penalty notice, and may face both a fine and points on their license.”

Since the new Winnersh relief road opened on Monday, May 10, there have been “several collisions” on the highway.

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It was designed to ease congestion at the Winnersh crossroads and includes two new banned right turns, travelling south on King Street Lane onto Hatch Farm Way or when travelling west on Longdon Road onto King Street Lane.

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The collisions have come from drivers making illegal turns despite the new bans.

A Wokingham Borough Council statement read: “The council is aware that since the road opened on Monday, some drivers are ignoring the traffic signs and making illegal turns at the junction and that there have been several collisions as a result.

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"The council is urging all motorists to follow the clear signs and road markings and not to attempt to make any illegal turns.

"The council is installing more signs and will be monitoring the junction to look at the use of illegal right turns, and will also work with Thames Valley Police to stop motorists from making illegal right turns at the junction."