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Old 27 August 2015, 06:51 PM
jimmy101_again jimmy101_again is offline
 
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Originally Posted by crocoduck_hunter View Post
The real problem is that whoever designed it went way overboard on putting in plants around it, so it actually has worse visibility.
They are a few around my house and this seems to be a common problem that you would think the road engineers would have figured out.

Overall they help traffic a lot and also reduce wear and tear on cars and increase fuel mileage. They do have at least three drawbacks unrelated to people's ability to use them. (1) They require a lot more land than does a 2 or 4 way stop. (2) A big chunk of that land is not roadway and needs to be maintained. (We'll have to wait and see if the county is up to mowing and weeding that beautifully landscaped nearly 1 acre of land for the next twenty years.) (3) They are more expensive.
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