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Re: Roundabouts
WE b OLD #1344867 Mon Feb 03 2020 10:53 PM
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Don,
Just like I said, you don't have to look across the roundabout, because you are just going to vault over it anyway!
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Re: Roundabouts
WE b OLD #1344872 Mon Feb 03 2020 11:09 PM
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Re: Roundabouts
WE b OLD #1344880 Tue Feb 04 2020 12:23 AM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed Forum
Originally Posted by WE b OLD

That one is just nuts. Add a bit of snow and ice on it and see what happens. big_eek I've seen semi truck tracks straight across the new snow on a roundabout up here.
The state built a new style interchange up here a couple of years ago, and people are still confused about what to do. I has two crossover signals, and as you cross the highway, your're driving on the left side of the road (although on a different bridge). The idea was that there were no on and off ramps requiring left turns, but they screwed that up, as you still hit a stop light at the end of the off-ramp, while it could have been just a right turn blend. Diverging Diamond Interchange

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Re: Roundabouts
WE b OLD #1344916 Tue Feb 04 2020 04:09 AM
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Noosa in Queensland, Australia....every corner was a circle, I swear. It was awesome. They move so smoothly.


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Re: Roundabouts
WE b OLD #1344918 Tue Feb 04 2020 04:18 AM
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I can't stop laughing from your second video, Don! I woke the dog up and she 100% deaf.

Re: Roundabouts
WE b OLD #1344919 Tue Feb 04 2020 04:51 AM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed Forum
That first one of Don's was good too. The guy stuck the landing. yahoo But the comments on the second were classic. I was disappointed though that we couldn't see the landing.


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Re: Roundabouts
WE b OLD #1344921 Tue Feb 04 2020 04:54 AM
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A city near us has gone crazy with them. In several areas there are two roundabouts a block apart! I personally think they are a nuisance, but I've gotten fairly adept at them.
There is one where the two intersecting streets are not at right angles to each other! I've gotten mixed up in that one a time or two.

I've had people tell me that they are so wonderful because England has them. My reply--"if I recall, we left England and started our own country because we didn't like how they were doing things!!"


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Re: Roundabouts
WE b OLD #1345323 Thu Feb 06 2020 08:33 PM
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Real roundabouts are okay, but here in K-town we have these little round islands in the middle of intersections in residential areas that area real pain in the a@$! with arrows directing you to go around them for left hand turns. Most sensible people just short cut them. They're part of "traffic calming" in areas where residents don't want the eye sores of speed humps. There are times I wish my vehicle had more clearance so I could just short cut over the top of them.


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Re: Roundabouts
WE b OLD #1345329 Thu Feb 06 2020 09:55 PM
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we were in Charleston, SC a few years ago, there was one that I ended up going all the way around just to clock it and see how far it actually was. It was a 1/2 mile circle! I have never seen one that large before or since.


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