Drivers on new Carlisle 'bypass' don't know how to use roundabouts - claim
Last updated at 09:19, Saturday, 03 March 2012
Motorists are getting themselves in a spin over how to handle the roundabouts on Carlisle’s new western 'bypass', it has emerged.
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Well done girls for highlighting the problems on the bypass. For the record all driving instructors do teach roundabout procedure and safe driving for life. Unfortunately, we have no control over what drivers do after passing. Sadly, too many people either forget, don't keep up to date, or simply don't care!Everyone in the workplace has to to regular training and refresher training, but when it comes to driving a killing machine there is one test and nothing else for the rest of your life. There is nothing wrong in taking some driving skills refresher training.
It is because the roundabouts were built for lorry drivers - not car drivers.They are okay from a lorry driver's view point - they can see the layout better -
how much curvature there is etc.But from the car driver's point of view it is very difficult.The direction boards before each roundabout give very poor indication as to some of the roads coming off - especially in the dark e.g. the Orton Road going east into the city/ the Peter Lane turning on the Moorhouse Road. And if there is an accident - where is the alternative route..........
Come on people it ain't rocket science!! I've been cut off myself by people going all the way round the outside of the roundabout.
You can look it up if you're unsure:- http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_070338