Traffic Circle Usage

This article was posted in January 2016, on this site.

It bears repeating, especially now that we have 3 traffic circles.

“This; https://arrivealive.co.za/Driving-around-Traffic-Circle-Roundabout is a link to the Arrive Alive website, and in particular the page dealing with the use of traffic circles (roundabouts).

The three circles in Musina on the N1 outside the Musina Mall show frequent lack of knowledge of these rules. The driving schools and examiners in Musina must ensure that all students/ candidates know exactly how to use the circles.

Of particular concern is the current practice by taxi drivers to stop either in the approach to the circle, or, believe it or not, in the circle itself for passengers to alight or enter. Many drivers, and here, I have seen police, army and traffic police vehicles do this when approaching town from the north and encounter the circle opposite the N1 Business Centre, don’t bother to keep left around the circle, but take a short-cut around the right-hand side of it!

I’m not sure where all of the Traffic Wardens are, who were all over town prior to the festive season, but a few should be detailed at each of the circles to deal with transgressors.”

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