The Hendricks County Flyer
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:51 PM EST
To the Editor:
It is illegal and dangerous to turn right from the left lane or left from the right lane, except for one area on the road where it is not only legal, but required: Two-lane roundabouts. The danger, however, is still there.
Every aspect of a two-lane roundabout is inherently dangerous and an incredibly bad design flaw with no possible means of improvement. Two lanes means passing on a continuous curve. This only increases a car's already built-in blind spot. Thus all two-lane roundabouts reduce all drivers' ability to see any car in the lane they are required to veer into in order to exit the roundabout. And in order to make that turn, drivers are required to turn right from the left lane or left from the right lane. Put in those simple terms, common sense alone shows the fundamental flaw with all of Hendricks County's two-lane roundabouts.
I'm sure traffic engineers, road designers, police officers, and others will insist that two-lane roundabouts can somehow be made safe and efficient. They are wrong. Two-lane roundabouts can never be made safe. No amount of signs, special lane markings, public education campaigns, or extra police enforcement will ever work when dealing with a design flaw that is so deeply intrinsic within a failed model such as this. The one and only safe solution is to convert all two-lane roundabouts into single-lane roundabouts.
As we get to the end of the year and the holidays are all over, it will be tax time. Many of our local residents will be looking to lower their tax rate for a more profitable return.
One of those ways is to make a tax deductible gift to a non-profit organization.
I belong to a wonderful local non-profit organization: the Avon American Legion. Our main purpose is to help our local servicemen and women and their families - active duty, veterans and retired. We have a very organized and active Post in Avon.
Due to overcrowding and the uncertainly of the State Road 267 bridge project, we are building a new facility. We need local donations for our New Building Fund to continue the mission for our community. This new building will be on Old U.S. 36, next to Hendricks Power.
Please send a gift to: American Legion Post 145, Attention: Building Fund, 377 S. S.R. 267, Avon, IN 46123
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