Junction security fears spark debate over customary of driving at Swindon roundabouts

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Junction security fears spark debate over customary of driving at Swindon roundabouts



FEARS have been raised over a continuing stream of quick visitors at a busy Stratton junction.

The mini-roundabouts connecting Greenbridge Roundabout and Swindon Highway are inflicting concern for one Swindon girl, who instructed the Adver of three near-misses in every week.

She says the incidents have left her apprehensive about utilizing the street once more.

The story sparked a debate concerning the security of the junction in query – and dangerous habits of drivers within the city.

Here’s what you instructed us on the Adver’s Fb web page…

James Rayner: “It is not the roads and roundabouts that poorly designed, it is the mentality of some drivers who suppose roads are for his or her use solely and do not careless about everybody else utilizing the roads. Take Thamesdown Drive, visitors lights imply bear in mind and ready to decelerate and cease however do they hell.”

Liz Woodman: “The primary drawback is folks not indicating. It is a common route for us, however generally when the stolen throughout Grange Drive in a queue I’ll go up Swindon Highway and switch proper the good distance spherical.”

Helen Tate: “I take advantage of this junction virtually each day. It is a horrible street structure and just lately the visitors has acquired sooner and driving extra aggressive on it. I am simply ready for an unintentional to occurs each time I am going by there.”

Lucy Middleton: “Many individuals are oblivious to vehicles turning proper onto Grange Drive. A number of close to misses through the years. The lights coming onto the big roundabout from Swindon Highway aren’t synced correctly and the opposite lights have modified three or 4 instances earlier than these ones change.”

Alan Wilson: “Each street, roundabout, visitors gentle on this city are secure areas. It is the dashing motorists, those that soar crimson lights, people who do not adhere to the Freeway Code are the issue. There is no street policing anymore so, motorists do what they need, when they need, after they like figuring out full nicely they’re by no means ever be taken to justice for his or her actions. It is down the police to type this matter out. Full cease.”

Dee Blockley: “Strive the mini roundabout at Walsingham Highway and Frobisher Drive – the one nearest Queen’s Drive. It’s by no means handled as a roundabout, only a straight street. For those who’re popping out of Walsingham you might be chancing it each time as nobody provides technique to the fitting, not to mention seems to be.”

Jessica Bailey: “No street, junction or roundabout is harmful till you place automobiles on it. Sadly, this point in time, drivers appear to be in an excessive amount of of a rush and nobody has any widespread courtesy any extra. If folks simply chilled out a bit extra on the roads and did not battle one another, I am certain visitors would movement much more freely.”

Noddy Tracy Mackeddie: “Do not give the council any concepts or purpose to do extra roadworks after the bloodbath they’ve made on the Moonrakers crossroads/roundabouts. And positively be certain that they don’t have any purpose to place up visitors lights that are traffic-jam makers, whereas roundabouts work with the busyness and movement of visitors naturally. Roundabouts at all times higher than standing nonetheless when there is no such thing as a visitors at a visitors gentle, making air pollution.”

Laura English: “Sure these roundabouts are harmful as per any roundabout however sadly you may’t management idiotic drivers, they’ll at all times be on the market sadly.”

Christine Card: “I feel The Crown roundabout is worse! Imaginative and prescient is dangerous coming from Kingsdown route, seen many a close to miss.”

Esme O’Rafferty: “Roundabouts solely get complicated once you “overlook” to offer technique to the fitting… it is actually the one rule.”

Kirstie Diaz Benitez: “Nothing unsuitable with the roundabout… they aren’t harmful. Silly drivers and velocity are.”



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