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Feedback: Roundabouts mean danger

For those who think roundabouts are easy I’ve 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 it’s 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 driver’s license in England are greater than in the U.S. which hopefully means that drivers will be competent to maneuver the roundabouts. I’ve seen local drivers who don’t 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 people’s lives at risk? Stop lights are a good thing, they slow people down.

Rita Worley

Oak Harbor

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