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PostSubject: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:33 pm

The state of Wisconsin is starting to build more roundabouts to eliviate four way stops and stop and go lights. Is your state using this type of traffic control? I was just curious if we were ahead of the times or way behind.



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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:37 pm

We have some here in SE Michigan.


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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:44 pm

I've never heard of them. :think: It would be nice if we did.
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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:49 pm

I hate those things!! :Hahaha:
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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:32 pm

never heard of those


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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:39 pm

With my sense of direction, I'll be driving in circles and wondering when am I going to get out of this thing? :sad5: :Hahaha:



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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:34 pm

Savannah wrote:
I hate those things!! :Hahaha:

You and me both!! We're getting more of them around here. In fact, there's a really intricate series of them near this mall in my friend's town. We have affectionately entitled them: The Circles of Doom. help We're just happy to get out of there alive!


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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:41 pm

They've been a part of our roads here in Britain for as long as I can remember and generally work well, providing drivers know how to take them properly!




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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:09 pm

Maureen, I think the first time I heard of roundabouts was in the Beatles' Penny Lane: "Behind the shelter in the middle of the roundabout, the pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray..." Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:46 pm

we have at least 6 of them on long island that i know of and there are some in new jersey...they are called traffic circles here
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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:24 pm

Lily wrote:
With my sense of direction, I'll be driving in circles and wondering when am I going to get out of this thing? :sad5: :Hahaha:

ROTFL


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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:07 pm

Savannah wrote:
I hate those things!! :Hahaha:

Me too, Savannah. They are more of an annoyance than anything.


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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:12 pm

I'm so glad to see that I'm not alone in my utter disdain for those things! grinsmiley

The first time I ever encountered one was when I was headed to a military base. It's a miracle I'm home YET. That circle was demonic. It wouldn't let ANYONE out!
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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:26 pm

here in Australia we have roundabouts everywhere,,,,they definately are better at keeping traffic flowing but takes a while for ppl to get use to not having to give way ....1st car on the roundabout has right of way here ....i find traffic lights now very annoying
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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:39 pm

I know of 2 around here. Ok, not really around here, just in the big city, when we go. We never go through them, we just see them from the main road.
When I was driving back from Maryland, me and my Granddad got turned around. I was going to go up the street and turn around, and next thing I know I'm in a traffic circle! It was my first one, and I wish it could have been my last one!! lol





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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:46 pm

Here is one during rush hour OhMy



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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:51 pm

*shudder*
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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:18 am

Yeah, try navigating one of those--we call them rotaries not roundabouts in Mass--in a place like Cape Cod over a busy summer weekend. So, not fun. We have a few rotaries in towns close to us and they are a hot spot for numerous accidents every year.


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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:38 am

Carol wrote:
Here is one during rush hour OhMy


:Hahaha: Good grief! Looks like bumper cars gone bad! :Hahaha:
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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:13 am

bethandmanly wrote:
--we call them rotaries not roundabouts in Mass--

We call 'em traffic circles down here in the South. :peace:





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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Mon May 02, 2011 9:53 pm

I hate them!!

They're supposed to smoothen out traffic flow, but I don't think they do a very good job! No

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PostSubject: Re: Roundabouts   Mon May 02, 2011 9:57 pm

alexczarn wrote:
I hate them!!

They're supposed to smoothen out traffic flow, but I don't think they do a very good job! No

I am pleased to see you changed this. What you had before was very revolting.


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