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Steve Farrell  says:

'Bonkers' road safety measure

Highway chiefs have been criticised by a police accident investigator for erecting wooden screens to stop motorcyclists seeing traffic as they approach a roundabout. The screens are in the middle of a dual carriageway to force motorcyclists to slow down more before entering the roundabout, but critics say they will also hide bikers from car drivers. They have been installed...

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NieljohnUK

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NieljohnUK says:

Typical...

Actually Hampshire has done this elseware already, bottom of the hill from Tesco's at J8 M27 for starters. Their latest 'trick' is to put up vision blockers high enough the we can't see, but car drivers can!

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TWeaKoR

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TWeaKoR says:

We do!

It's good to know that the Hampshire Council are letting other road users know our brains are active. Perhaps that message will instill some jealousy among others and get them to think as well? Maybe they really do understand road users - from what NeiljohnUK says they're giving car drivers a better line of sight than motorcyclists. Surely that handycap for us levels the playing field now? Or maybe they should just stop with all this bollucks and focus on making roads safer (as in their job description) and saving what little money they'll have left after the government - probably quite quietly and with as much distraction as they can muster with things such as student tuition fees - announce their cuts to councils.

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DOCTIRED

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DOCTIRED says:

Another one!

There is a similar arrangement on the Exeter ring road on the roundabout between The Devon motel and the countess wear roundabouts. If they think obstructing visibility to create a blind junction hazard is a good road safety move they need their heads seeing to.

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Xj6seriesone

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Xj6seriesone says:

And another

There is also a very poor visibility roundabout at King's Lynn on the A47 were it meets the A17. It doesn't slow the traffic much just makes for an exciting time when entering the roundabout blind. Will I, won't I make it? Surely good visibility is a must for accident prevention!! Or perhaps the "Highway Code" is factually incorrect, and we should all drive and ride around with very dark glasses on to aid road safety. Shouldn't this practice be outlawed along with dark visors?

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bikerred

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bikerred says:

Remember Remember

The 5th of November, perfect time for an enlightening protest.

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