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Re: Traffic Lights!

Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
Busy complex junctions don't necessarily need traffic lights. In Hemel Hempstead there's the 'Magic Roundabout' with 6 mini-roundabouts in a ring. A lot of people find it intimidating and avoid it, but it's a doddle really and the traffic flows smoothly

There are other 'Magic Roundabouts'.

Yes there's one in Colchester as well, very effective. Mind you the first time I encountered the one in Hemel Hempstead when it was introduced I was confused by the road sign, it looked like a flower pattern.

Another inovation which works well is on roundabouts where a dual carriageway main route takes the first exit and there is a slip lane which enable you to proceed without having to give way to traffic coming from the right.


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