ROAD TO CHAOS

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - JUNCTION 10 -

THE head of road safety at the AA says re­mov­ing traf­fic lights from busy round­abouts can be the road to chaos. Andrew Howard said: “Gen­er­ally traf­fic lights go on a round­about be­cause the flow doesn’t work. “Be­cause we give way to the right, while ev­ery­one go­ing one way will say it’s won­der­ful, peo­ple go­ing the other way may not. “Ev­ery time some­one turns into a road, they cre­ate a gap for some­one to leave and if the traf­fic turn­ing in doesn’t out­num­ber the traf­fic go­ing out, you could end up with big queues of peo­ple try­ing to get out.” Mr Howard also warned that queues at traf­fic lights can catch up with you. “You can dis­cover that all the traf­fic stops 100 yards up from the round­about at the next set of traf­fic lights and you end up with queu­ing around the round­about.”

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