Things That Make Me Annoyed: Rotary Edition

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I live in New England. New England, for some strange reason, has decided that rotaries are the best invention ever. However, New England needs to realize that the rotary is not actually an ideal way to control traffic flow. The majority of the other states in our country don't feel the need to use rotaries in their roadway designs (or if they do it is very rare), and this makes the prevalence of them in New England even that much worse. Now not only do we have traffic from the people waiting their turn to use the rotary, we also have chaos and confusion from the people who don't know how to drive in one. We seem to have rotaries all over the place, merging onto and off of highways, at busy intersections, and even on random back roads. I really hope that one day New England realizes the error of their traffic controlling ways and makes a decision to ban the rotary... until then I will just scream in annoyance every time I encounter one. 


Anonymous said...

I grew up in MA, and thus around rotaries also. I was afraid of them until I learned how to drive and my instructor said "put your foot all the way to the floor and just fly around it a few times." After that, I just thought they were fun, kind of a break from ordinary 'straight driving'. But about 5 yrs ago I moved to NH and now I find rotaries super annoying. I'm constantly yelling at cars driving on them and wondering why only people from MA know how to drive on them. The part that annoys me the most is how no one uses their turn signals while using them... grr!