Reader Letter: NDR junction layout is unsafe

PUBLISHED: 17:02 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:02 09 July 2018

A near miss on the NDR roundabout. PHOTO: Archant

A near miss on the NDR roundabout. PHOTO: Archant


One reader thinks that the layout of the NDR junction itself is unsafe. What do you think?

In reference to Dan Grimmer’s article on the council assessment of the accidents occurring on the Broadland Northway, I just feel directing blame to poor driving and speed as to the main cause of these accidents (road traffic collision) and near misses is pushing the blame away from the real issue of poor lighting, lack of appropriate signage at a correct distance from the roundabouts and crucially and the major factor the layout of the roundabouts.

Having three lanes marked out on these roundabouts causes those turning to the right insufficient chance to cross back into the required lane to exit the roundabout at their desired junction due to others entering the roundabout and wanting exits after to block the exit but by having two lanes this eliminates this as they cannot enter the roundabout until exiting vehicle has passed their exit.

There are much fewer incidents on the A11 prior to Mildenhall as most of these are two lane giving wider lanes and safer entry and exit.

Although I am not a professional driver I drive regularly around the country both by van and car and also ride a motorcycle around the country. But junction layout on the NDR I find unsafe.

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