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    Traffic calming, or drifters' paradise ?

    Apologies for using a Daily Mail article, but this is proper bonkers in my opinion

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    Just plain funny

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    Lovely little piece to test high speed handling, try and keep it together and within the lines

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    Another insane idea to slow traffic by forcing you to swerve into on coming traffic , we got a nice wide road near me and they decided
    to slow traffic it needed a cycle lane either side but only on a 400 yard stretch and traffic islands staggered to form a testing set of chicanes
    In the first week it was deemed fit to use countless cars ripped out side walls of tyres swerving to avoid each other and
    two double decker buses crashed head on as yes its a fecking bus route as well
    I can't find a link but its a stupid idea and just causes crashes imo

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    Would probably prefer it to speed bumps or cameras all the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDY black s13 View Post
    Another insane idea to slow traffic by forcing you to swerve into on coming traffic ,
    ah but thats the genius behind the wiggly road ..... it may "seem" to swerve you into oncoming traffic, but due to the nature of the wiggly line, at the same time the oncomming traffic is forceably being swerved away from you and in towards the hedge making sure traffic never actually meets

    in fact the more I think of it, the more this is a great idea

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    In theory yes, but all it takes is for one person to not pay attention and two cars will meet.

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    would anyone else not bother and just drive down the road going over the lines like me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    In theory yes, but all it takes is for one person to not pay attention and two cars will meet.
    It's amazing how bends in roads were ever allowed isnt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1989 View Post
    would anyone else not bother and just drive down the road going over the lines like me?
    Exactly. There is something similar but less extreme on a road in Watford, & that's EXACTLY what we all do.

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    The lanes are plenty wide enough to drive dead straight and still stay within the lines, its pointless.
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    if you drive in a straight line down that road, it looks like your p!ssed!!! pointless!

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    Bet thats a p6000 shod s14 owners worst nightmare in the wet*


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    Stirling council doing idiotic, pointless exercises... There's something new!

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    Just do like they do in Wales, don't bother maintaining the roads so huge potholes appear.

    No one can go fast enough to have an accident as they are avoiding potholes
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    Christ i would bang that harder than a barn door in a hurricane.

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    There's a village like that in mid-wales with the wonky lines, somewhere between Merthyr and Aberystwyth, drove straight through about 2 years ago!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveCarter200 View Post
    The lanes are plenty wide enough to drive dead straight and still stay within the lines, its pointless.
    This, I noticed them the other week when i was passing through and did just that . Thought someone was just ripping the **** though, Didn't realise it was a council thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross. View Post
    Stirling council doing idiotic, pointless exercises... There's something new!
    Yup, Shite council.

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