Roundabouts are too tight
1:55pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in Letters
THE big problem with the SDR is the roundabouts are too tight.
This causes cars to almost stop or change lanes and lorries to take a line that is dangerous as it can lead to the lorry cutting up cars. The problem is a design issue, with the entry and exit roads forcing traffic into the tight line. If the central reservations on entry/exit roads were wider, then the turn would be a lot softer and the chance of a capsize less. This would also increase the speed of the traffic using the roundabout(useful if the M4 is closed). Both my brother and I spotted this shortly after the SDR was opened.
Paul Smith, Hunter Close, Newport