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  • FiRsqDvr45
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    Here in NH the people inside the circle have the right of way. I guess in Mass. they haven't figured out that if those outside coming in have the right of way then pretty soon so many people are IN that those inside can't get OUT.The circle we have here in Portsmouth is known as the Rotary Traffic Circle...Huh? Isn't that a wee redundant and also saying the same thing twice? Ooops, see even i got hung up in it...I would say the worst traffic Circle I have been in confusion wise would be the one in Revere Mass heading towards Logan on Rt 16 at Shirley Street(I think?)...its a circle that has a road going thru the middle from left to right...who designs these things....Ted Kennedy on a liquid lunch break?

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  • traynorlfdlamo
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    rural missouri

    HEY AT LEAST YOU GUYS HAVE LAND MARKS ALL WE GOT HERE CORN AND BEANFIELDS
    LOTS OF LUCK AND SAFETY
    TRAYNOR OUT

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  • PgfdCo34
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    well my iq may not be that high to figure it out... but i definetly would put a sub station there with a ambulance and a rescue truck!!!

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    From my experiences overseas, on the "Island of Love" - Cyprus, these roundabouts are usually quite easy to get around in, once you figure the sequence out. Which is great when you are operating a right hand drive vehicle in a right hand world. However, add to the mixture a North American LEFT HAND drive vehicle in a right hand world. NOW THAT'S WHEN THE FUN BEGINS LOL It gets better when your crew commander is also a driver/examiner... "OOOOOOPPPPPSSSSSSSSS Sorry W.O., its these danged right handers... they get me every time."

    I've been bashed by a pace stick on more than one or two occasions because of that.

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  • ullrichk
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    Re: Do What?.........

    Originally posted by hwoods


    Huh? Circles Have Corners??? My geometry teacher in high school was a square, so I guess anything is possible........ Stay Safe....

    Also from the files of the non-Euclidian school of traffic engineering, McKenzie, TN used to have a street named Triangle Circle.

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  • FlyingKiwi
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    Now I'm stuck with a vision of Lutan with a company of tense outback FF's in a 12,000 sqft wharehouse.

    FF: Say Bruce, what are those things?
    Lutan: Walls! Except that one, its a ceiling.


    Lutan: Whats those things?
    FF: We wanted our girlfriends to watch the show.
    Lutan: Why are they being escorted by a sheepdog?

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  • Adze39
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    Originally posted by drkblram
    we still have traffic cirles as we call them up here in new england, most in MASS. I hate them.

    I do believe the technical name for those are the "Massachusetts Circles of Death"

    There's one in the middle of Hartford...but nothing like up in good ol' Mass

    Actually Dal, now that I think of it...at Polaski Circle (the rotary in Hartford), the cars entering the rotary have yields and stop signs, depending on which road you are on...either that or they are all stop signs (it's been a while since I've been there) so in that particular case, the rotary has the right of.


    There's something whacky about the one in Stafford...trying to remember what it was...it either had to do with turning or that the direction of travel was opposite of what it normally would be.
    Last edited by Adze39; 09-18-2003, 02:56 PM.

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  • FlyingKiwi
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    Yup we have them there roundabout thingies down here.

    REALLY SIMPLE.

    We drive on the left, with right hand drive vehicles.

    Give way to any vehicle approaching from your right, turn left and go around until you can exit at the road you want. one of our better Auckland one has two lanes around it and six feeder roads.

    They do tend to be faster than traffice lights for dealing with multiple intersections.

    When combined with distinct lanes for exits and one way streets, they also provide hours of entertainment watching tourists disapear is a shower of road maps and frustration.

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  • hwoods
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    Do What?.........

    Originally posted by cfdeng3



    Not true. There is one in the city that you live in, at the corners of Cranston, Atwood and Oaklawn.
    Huh? Circles Have Corners??? My geometry teacher in high school was a square, so I guess anything is possible........ Stay Safe....

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  • savedbygracekm
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    intersection

    I just remember back in the 70's Kingsport TN had a circle and it was so neat. I can remember my dad driving through without any problem, but it was rare that you went through the circle without someone hitting someone else. If you ever get a chance to go through one and are not use to it. Try it, it is wild, or if you have one in your town and something big is happening just go sit and watch how the out of towners drive through them. It is a good laugh most of the time. Ha ha, no one gets badly hurt due to speed but it is something to watch.

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  • Fire304
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    Originally posted by lutan1
    I did some Confined Space training in outback Australia a while ago
    Had to read that twice!

    Now I'm stuck with a vision of Lutan with a company of tense outback FF's in a 12,000 sqft wharehouse.

    FF: Say Bruce, what are those things?
    Lutan: Walls! Except that one, its a ceiling.

    At least this vision is better than that one of Yoko.

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  • explr985
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    Originally posted by N2DFire
    Look Kids !!

    Big Ben !!

    Paralment !!
    "Those bells haven't rung in 20 years"

    " What do they mean?"

    "Their going to hang somebody"

    "DAD!!!"

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  • CollegeBuff
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    Originally posted by cfdeng3
    Not true. There is one in the city that you live in, at the corners of Cranston, Atwood and Oaklawn.
    Heh.... shows you how much I get out that way.

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  • savedbygracekm
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    round about

    Hi I am from Salem In. There is one big circle that runs around their court house. It is weird how people from out of town can't get through it. We have learned to weave in and out just like a maze. There is four streets that lead into this one road. It is different by no means. The fire and rescue get respect there so there is no problem when they go through town. All of the four roads leading into is has to stop and wait till all is clear.

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  • cfdeng3
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    And RI is smart enough not to have them.

    Not true. There is one in the city that you live in, at the corners of Cranston, Atwood and Oaklawn.

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