Round we go

A roundabout at the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Highway 1 would reduce serious accidents

Allow me to add a word to the discussion on roundabouts. Bruce Debeck, in his letter of disagreement over the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Highway 1, contradicts himself.

He writes:  “Mr. Dixon is correct about roundabouts reducing serious injury and death but not if you are travelling in a circle at 80 km/h.” The speed limit on McKenzie is 60 km/h, and even that traffic must slow down to enter a roundabout. That is why they reduce serious accidents.

The other major factor in favour of roundabouts, if they are well designed, is that they keep the traffic moving all the time. You would think our authorities would be interested in that, and in reducing the carnage on our roads.

Jack Dixon

 

Saanich