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    Simon
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    Homebase / Sainsburys roundabout

    Could whoever is responsible for the upkeep of this roundabout do all the taxpayers of this borough who use it a big favour, and cut down the bushes on it?

    It’s a driving hazard.

    #64111

    zinger
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    The roundabout that I don’t like is the little one on the Chester Road off Bodhyfryd. If you are going straight across the island from Asda & something is turning right from the opposite direction you can’t see their indicators until they are on top of you.

    If you are on the Mold Road from town & wish to turn right towards Sainsburys you can’t see your way is clear from the box junction until you are actually on it.

    #64116

    BenjaminM
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    To both the above posts:
    Cardinal rule when driving- drive as conditions dictate.
    Re Chester Rd- the lane that the vehicle turning right is in, gives a massive clue and anyway, you should not proceed until until your exit is clear. Give way to traffic on your right. Cutting in or cutting it fine is not the recommended driving practice.
    Box junction – rule is clear- do not enter until your exit is clear. You shouldn’t be in it.
    Both indicative of poor driving skills.
    And I do use all of the locations cited regularly, without incident or, as it appears, complaint.

    #64109

    NJones
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    @benjaminm 8536 wrote:

    To both the above posts:
    Cardinal rule when driving- drive as conditions dictate.
    Re Chester Rd- the lane that the vehicle turning right is in, gives a massive clue and anyway, you should not proceed until until your exit is clear. Give way to traffic on your right. Cutting in or cutting it fine is not the recommended driving practice.
    Box junction – rule is clear- do not enter until your exit is clear. You shouldn’t be in it.
    Both indicative of poor driving skills.
    And I do use all of the locations cited regularly, without incident or, as it appears, complaint.

    Err the post are nothing to do with driving skill or ability its to do with being able to see the oncoming traffic. You must have the gift of being able to see through walls and bushes?

    #64117

    BenjaminM
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    No, I do not have the ability to see through walls (?) and bushes but what I do possess is the ability to ‘read the road’.
    And yes, it has everything to do with driving skills and ability which has been clearly demonstrated on various posts of late. For example, Gresford roundabout, Mold Rd, Salop Rd to name but three.
    Goodness knows how some people would cope with motorways or city driving.
    All that I read seems to blame the Highways Department, perhaps some need to look a little closer to home.

    #64100

    Simon
    Participant

    @benjaminm 8542 wrote:

    No, I do not have the ability to see through walls (?) and bushes but what I do possess is the ability to ‘read the road’.
    And yes, it has everything to do with driving skills and ability which has been clearly demonstrated on various posts of late. For example, Gresford roundabout, Mold Rd, Salop Rd to name but three.
    Goodness knows how some people would cope with motorways or city driving.
    All that I read seems to blame the Highways Department, perhaps some need to look a little closer to home.

    You self-righteous git.
    I’ve been driving 28-years without a bump in the car. I’d ask anyone reading this thread to approach the roundabout in question from the Sainsbury petrol station and give an honest evaluation of the bushes obstructing the motorists view.

    #64122

    johnhoppy
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    Simon has a valid point here. No matter how good a driver you are it is not possible to see through the jungle which is the B&Q roundabout. Whilst it is nice to see flowers and a few shrubs on roundabouts, they should not be allowed to become an obstruction to visibility on the road.

    #64107

    Am a city driver (manchester & london) and motorway driver between the two cities from 1994. Simon has made a good and valid point.

    #64118

    BenjaminM
    Participant

    Simon, nothing to do with being self righteous, I’ve been driving for 44 years without a bump, many of those years were spent driving an emergency vehicle at speed, in the City, but I do not consider that to be relevant any more than your 28.
    Perhaps the extra caution needed is a good thing in the location you highlight, because irrespective of the bushes, people do leave from the supermarket at a hell for leather speed and vehicles leaving from the Aldi road have the same problem, without the restricted view.
    No, I am sorry, lack of road craft.

    #64112

    zinger
    Participant

    Obviously we on here do drive carefully otherwise we would have had collisions. Most emergency vehicles have a much better (higher) vision than a car & also most other road users give way so that is no answer. Don’t group everybody together with the statement that people leave Sainsbury’s at a hell for leather speed. Some may but not by any means all.

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