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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 10:45 AM
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32. There used to be lots of
"roundabouts," or what we called "traffic circles" in New Jersey. They were 4-5 lanes wide and were jam packed at rush hour. There was no "waiting" for those wanting to enter those nightmares. If you waited you were sunk with absolutely no way to enter without causing an accident and with traffic backing up behind you for miles. A bus driver taught me the trick to entering one of them - keep your head directed in front of you, pretend you aren't looking (while taking short glimpses out the corners of your eyes), and plow ahead like there is no tomorrow, all the while holding your breath in abject fear. Also, more timid drivers used to actually get stuck in the center lanes and not be able to get back out, thereby going round and round in a loop.

These "roundabouts" are a good thing, actually, when the traffic is light, but a very, very bad thing when the traffic is extremely heavy.
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