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  • #64126
    Rondetto
    Rondetto
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    Same can be said of the road leading from Asda & Police station towards Rhosddu. I see cars swapping lanes every day many not knowing which lane to get in. I also see them cutting straight across rather than following the lane around the roundabouts. Poor driving indeed.

    #64108

    I wish i had been given an advanced driving skills course paid by me and other tax payers so that i would know all the tips and hints to avoid being in an accident with an irresponsible driver who hasn’t been on advanced driving skills course sponsored by me or other tax payers.

    In other words if everyone had been on an advanced driving course there would be no need for speed bumps, traffic calming measures, speed limits or even the upkeep of overgrown roundabouts.

    #64113

    zinger
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    A lot of people are impatient when driving. You will never change that. All the speed bumps in the world will not alter anything. The ones that drive at speed & dangerously round islands call everyone else fit to burn. They cannot see that they themselves are the problem.

    #64114

    Steve
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    For anyone who is interested you can pay yourself for Driving and Riding test with the IAM

    I did both Driving and Riding tests a few years ago now and I am still a member of the IAM, it is very useful, however it is still helpful if overgrown roundabouts are maintained allowing you a clearer view of the junctions…..

    #64104

    Simon
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    @darlofan 8586 wrote:

    Have to agree with BenjaminM here. Its more to do with reading the road than the shrubbery. I’ve not noticed any issues during regular use of these roundabouts apart from others being in the wrong lanes and not reading signs. Most of the problem is caused as stated by others by other motorists driving at speed into roundabouts.

    BTW all this I’ve been driving donkeys years without a bump is nonsense.My mum has been on the road 50years and nobody would wish to sit as a passenger in her car; she causes mayhem all around her!!”

    ‘Reading the road’?

    You are having a laugh aren’t you? How TF do you read the road when you’re in the correct lane and a vehicle on your left-hand side is weaving all over the place when there’s no road markings on one of the busiest roundabouts in the county?
    There are no road markings on the Sainsbury’s petrol roundabout.
    How and why do I have to ‘read the road’ if I’m indicating right, I’m in the right hand lane, and very aware that people in the left-hand lane are suspect to encroaching into my lane?

    If you are doing everything correctly, why do you have to put up with bad drivers who don’t help matters by dangerously ‘crossing paths’ with you on a busy road with no visible markings on a busy piece of road?

    Rob (admin), ask Wrexham Council why there’s no road markings on one of the towns’ busiest roundabouts please. And also ask ’em to cut down their Magic Roundabout which is an obvious driving hazard.

    #64105

    Simon
    Participant

    @steve 8608 wrote:

    For anyone who is interested you can pay yourself for Driving and Riding test with the IAM

    I did both Driving and Riding tests a few years ago now and I am still a member of the IAM, it is very useful, however it is still helpful if overgrown roundabouts are maintained allowing you a clearer view of the junctions…..

    that’s all very nice & good. Well done.

    But we’re talking about basics here. Other posters have pointed out that the bushes on the said roundabout turn it into a ‘blind spot’.
    Also, there are no visible lane markings on the road in question.
    You can be an ‘advanced driver’, James Bonds’ stunt replacement, whatever, but the facts remain the same.

    No road markings
    Bushes on roundabout present a blind spot & driving hazard.

    #64106

    Simon
    Participant

    Can’t the Council not also sort out the historical problems of flash-flooding on the left lane of the Plas Coch roundabout or Stansty bridge every time we have heavy rain?
    What are the taxpayers getting for their money?
    If it’s a problem with drainage, then get in specialists for the job?

    The Council wants us to become a City – and pay higher rates.. Let’s see them deal with town problems first.

    #64099

    Rob
    Participant

    Oddly enough we have info about being penalised for having more training.

    Hope to have it up this week if we get the reply from police on it – some will agree and some probably disagree!

    #64115

    Steve
    Participant

    @simon 8643 wrote:

    Other posters have pointed out that the bushes on the said roundabout turn it into a ‘blind spot’.

    Ok, yes they do need cutting as I agreed with in my post?

    @simon 8643 wrote:

    Also, there are no visible lane markings on the road in question.

    Many roundabouts are like this, including the one in Rhostyllen under the A483, where people swing to the right to straight line the exit to Johnstown with cars on the inside heading for the A483 to Wrexham. I to would prefer two painted lanes around the roundabout (s) but Wrexham council are probably not going to do it.

    @simon 8643 wrote:

    You can be an ‘advanced driver’, James Bonds’ stunt replacement, whatever, but the facts remain the same.

    No road markings
    Bushes on roundabout present a blind spot & driving hazard.

    I already agreed with the bushes (3 times now). Regarding the road markings you have a choice as a ‘standard’ or ‘advanced driver’ :p ether have your car in front and ‘force’ someone to go around the roundabout and not straight line it OR hang back just behind them KNOWING they will probably cut across in front of your car without looking, then breathe, smile and think to yourself.. “I’m a better driver than them, because I knew they were not going to look and were going to cut across in front of me before they did it, and I avoided the accident they tried to create”

    Much of advanced driving and riding is about anticipating what others will do!

    That’s me leaving this thread now, I will sit back and let others carry on ranting at each other….. Enjoy!

    @rob 8652 wrote:

    Oddly enough we have info about being penalised for having more training.

    Hope to have it up this week if we get the reply from police on it – some will agree and some probably disagree!

    Looking forward to reading that.

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