Footage has emerged of another car driving the wrong way on a road opposite the newly-opened cycleway in Duke Street, Darlington at 8:24pm on Monday (July 31).
The driver of the car could be seen realising their mistake after coming face-to-face with oncoming traffic, before reversing and leaving at the correct junction.
This comes after another driver did not realise he had entered a one-way road next to the cycle lane and crashed into a bollard at about 7pm the same day.
Read more: Car crashes into bollard on Darlington’s new Duke Street cycle lane
The driver, who did not wish to be named, told to The Northern Echo: “I haven’t been down here for a while.
“It used to be a two-way road. I turned the corner and I heard a car beeping. It must have been letting me know it was a no entry . . . and that is when I hit the bollard.”
Speaking on the incident, Tori Gill, who runs a marketing company on the junction, said: “It seem’s no matter what happens on that junction – signage, no signage – there is always an issue.
“I mean it is clearly signposted. There have been lots of problems on that junction.
“It has been a one-way for over a year. Normally cars come straight out of that junction and just don’t look, so there’s been at least five or six accidents.
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“And I have had my bollards replaced outside my building on that corner six times.
She added: “I am not sure what on earth is going on on that junction. The council are aware of my concerns.
“That junction is well known. It’s a bit of a notorious spot. We were hoping with the introduction of the one-way and better signage that junction would improve.”