Feedback: Roundabouts mean danger
July 3, 2008 · Updated 10:32 PM
For those who think roundabouts are easy Ive just got back from England where I spent time teaching my niece to drive. We planned our routes very carefully trying to avoid the roundabouts, and its no wonder when no one slows down for the roundabouts.You have to be agressive and hope that the other drivers on the roundabout know the rules - because there are rules that must be followed if people are to survive!
The requirements for getting a drivers license in England are greater than in the U.S. which hopefully means that drivers will be competent to maneuver the roundabouts. Ive seen local drivers who dont know that a yield sign means to stop if someone is coming so what chance will a driver have on a busy roundabout when no one knows the rules?
We cannot compare that isolated roundabout in LaConnor to the proposed roundabout for Oak Harbor, ours will be much busier. Will the city accept responsibility for putting peoples lives at risk? Stop lights are a good thing, they slow people down.