I do get rather fed up with supposed experts refusing to acknowledge that there are any problems when receiving feedback of a critical nature.
I am referring to Peter Phillips from Highways England, who was quoted in the Observer last week: “Problems at Stockbridge are being caused by a ‘few drivers misreading’ the signs and the lights are safe, a senior Highways figure has insisted.”
The most important quality of traffic information is that it needs to be clear to those seeing it for the first time and concise; there is no time at this roundabout to sit back and enjoy a good read.
When I first drove up to the green light, I presumed that lights had been introduced to the roundabout and that I could go.
Not being a very trusting person, I automatically looked right, I am glad to say, and saw the oncoming traffic.
In my experience, a green light means go and a red light means stop.
I suggest to Mr Phillips that only one light is required. The red light for pedestrians to cross, supported by a sign which says ‘Stop at red light for pedestrians to cross’.
If the red light is on, you stop, if there is no light you treat it like a roundabout.