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Swindon's terrifying Magic Roundabout

Swindon's terrifying Magic Roundabout

(1:40) Despite its reputation as being a traffic circle of hell, Swindon's Magic Roundabout is actually a triumph of road design. More...

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Guest: (1948 days ago)

There is also this one at the bottom of Marlow Hill in High Wycombe, it has been there for about 25 years, I learnt to drive here :)

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There is also this one at the bottom of Marlow Hill in High Wycombe, it has been there for about 25 years, I learnt to drive here :)

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Guest: b (1948 days ago)

boooooooring

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boooooooring

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Guest: (1947 days ago)

After suddenly comming across this roundabout for the first time as a stranger to the area I can confirm it is very confusing and intimination despite how many "specialist" saw it's a triumph of design.

I con't help wondering why not simply a normal large roundabout - would have been cheaper to construct as well !

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After suddenly comming across this roundabout for the first time as a stranger to the area I can confirm it is very confusing and intimination despite how many "specialist" saw it's a triumph of design.

I con't help wondering why not simply a normal large roundabout - would have been cheaper to construct as well !

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1947 days ago)
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It's considered a triumph of design because it has a better throughput of traffic than other designs and an excellent safety record.

From Wikipedia: "In 2005, it was voted the worst roundabout in a survey by a UK insurance company. In September 2007, the Magic Roundabout was named as one of the World's Worst Junctions by a UK motoring magazine. In December 2007, BBC News reported a survey identifying The Magic Roundabout as one of the "10 Scariest Junctions in the United Kingdom"; however, the roundabout provides a better throughput of traffic than other designs and has an excellent safety record, since traffic moves too slowly to do serious damage in the event of a collision."

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It's considered a triumph of design because it has a better throughput of traffic than other designs and an excellent safety record.

From Wikipedia: "In 2005, it was voted the worst roundabout in a survey by a UK insurance company. In September 2007, the Magic Roundabout was named as one of the World's Worst Junctions by a UK motoring magazine. In December 2007, BBC News reported a survey identifying The Magic Roundabout as one of the "10 Scariest Junctions in the United Kingdom"; however, the roundabout provides a better throughput of traffic than other designs and has an excellent safety record, since traffic moves too slowly to do serious damage in the event of a collision."

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Guest: TheMaldonian (1948 days ago)

There's one in Colchester too.

That's shit as well.

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There's one in Colchester too.

That's shit as well.

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