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JUST two points...

Point one: If Scotland gets its independence from England, will we then go on to permanent European time?

Point two: Because it is illegal to have things dangling in your car window that can obstruct your view, why can the council put foliage on the roundabout between New Earswick and Haxby (A1237 outer ring road)?

This obstructs drivers’ view, putting their lives at risk.

Alec Simpson, Wheatfield Lane, Haxby, York.

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11:02am Wed 2 Jul 14

Yorkshine1 says...

er...

ugh...

hmmm...

Nah.

I actually can't respond to this.
er... ugh... hmmm... Nah. I actually can't respond to this. Yorkshine1
  • Score: 8

11:37am Wed 2 Jul 14

The Great Buda says...

There seems to be a growing trend of reducing sight lines at roundabouts nationwide. The reasoning is it forces cars to slow down, and even stop to check its safe to enter the roundabout.
There seems to be a growing trend of reducing sight lines at roundabouts nationwide. The reasoning is it forces cars to slow down, and even stop to check its safe to enter the roundabout. The Great Buda
  • Score: 12

1:29pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Strange letter.
Strange letter. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -2

1:37pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Dr Brian says...

Too much sun me thinks!
Too much sun me thinks! Dr Brian
  • Score: 7

3:57pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Zetkin says...

"If Scotland gets its independence from England..."

I thought it was only the Yanks that were unable to tell the difference between England and the United Kingdom.
"If Scotland gets its independence from England..." I thought it was only the Yanks that were unable to tell the difference between England and the United Kingdom. Zetkin
  • Score: 10

8:11pm Wed 2 Jul 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Clever that is it not. As has been pointed out it slows traffic creating more congestion and pollution and making life that little bit more stressful and miserable for those who choose to travel by car so for York council - result!!.
I am a bit surprised you have not noticed this trend as it has long been used on the outer ring road where they built up the roundabouts with black and white bricks then topped them of with plenty of signs and foliage and is one of the main reasons why the outer ring road is always slow at many of the roundabouts and why so many near misses or collisions occur. Subtle though is it not.
Clever that is it not. As has been pointed out it slows traffic creating more congestion and pollution and making life that little bit more stressful and miserable for those who choose to travel by car so for York council - result!!. I am a bit surprised you have not noticed this trend as it has long been used on the outer ring road where they built up the roundabouts with black and white bricks then topped them of with plenty of signs and foliage and is one of the main reasons why the outer ring road is always slow at many of the roundabouts and why so many near misses or collisions occur. Subtle though is it not. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -10

2:26am Thu 3 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

I've wondered for years what bright spark decided, at the Monkgate and Huntington Road roundabout, to build a big wall on the traffic island for traffic coming from Huntington Road - there is quite simply zero sight line until the front of your vehicle is on the 'give way' markings... the only vehicles you can see if they're on the roundabout are double decker buses.
I've wondered for years what bright spark decided, at the Monkgate and Huntington Road roundabout, to build a big wall on the traffic island for traffic coming from Huntington Road - there is quite simply zero sight line until the front of your vehicle is on the 'give way' markings... the only vehicles you can see if they're on the roundabout are double decker buses. Magicman!
  • Score: 2

6:50am Thu 3 Jul 14

anistasia says...

Scotland gets affected by the clocks going back by one hour being further north.the question asked will Scotland go on to European time making it safer up north .how many years have this point been discussed and still comes up every so often.if Scotland did go on to European time how will it affect rest of Britain.by the means of trade sect.travel by train the time tables would be different.he is only asking for clarification.
Scotland gets affected by the clocks going back by one hour being further north.the question asked will Scotland go on to European time making it safer up north .how many years have this point been discussed and still comes up every so often.if Scotland did go on to European time how will it affect rest of Britain.by the means of trade sect.travel by train the time tables would be different.he is only asking for clarification. anistasia
  • Score: 0

8:31am Thu 3 Jul 14

CaroleBaines says...

The Great Buda wrote:
There seems to be a growing trend of reducing sight lines at roundabouts nationwide. The reasoning is it forces cars to slow down, and even stop to check its safe to enter the roundabout.
Drove 300 miles today and the only problem encountered was trees, bushes etc obscuring road signs. Okay if you live there and know what your doing, bloomin' nightmare if you haven't a clue. Obviously a nationwide thing.
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: There seems to be a growing trend of reducing sight lines at roundabouts nationwide. The reasoning is it forces cars to slow down, and even stop to check its safe to enter the roundabout.[/p][/quote]Drove 300 miles today and the only problem encountered was trees, bushes etc obscuring road signs. Okay if you live there and know what your doing, bloomin' nightmare if you haven't a clue. Obviously a nationwide thing. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 1
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