Primary school chef Coral Knockton was fined £65 for stopping in the box in March, although she claims that she was moving at the time.
“I know my Highway Code and I wouldn’t have gone into the box junction if I thought I was going to get stuck,” the 43-year-old said. “If that’s not a cash cow I don’t know what is – I’ve been treated totally unfairly.”Nope! I've driven that junction lots of times, on the way to & from my mother's house to the shops, hospital, etc. Never once got a fine.
Know why? I wasn't stupid enough to enter the box junction when the exit wasn't clear!
Estate agent Helen Lines, 42, agrees and says her Heathway home is ruined by traffic chaos, adding she was fined twice in one week for being stuck in the junction last year.
“I actually hate this place – I think it’s crazy,” she said. “It used to take me five minutes to get from my house to Asda in Merrielands Crescent but since they introduced the junction it takes 40.Go up the other way to Oxlow Lane, turn right, run down to The Bull roundabout, hang another right and go to Asda via the A13 that way.
Takes 20 mins at most.
“The council should come over here and try to cross the junction themselves – it’s shocking. Everyone moans about it all the time.”But doesn't seem to want to do anything to avoid it...