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Highway 2 roundabout confusing

I read with amusement the comments of Mr. Giddens in the Sunday (Feb. 11) paper regarding the “confusion” relating to the new roundabout on Highway 2 which I drive twice a day.

Having driven roundabouts in Washington and several other states, European countries, Middle Eastern countries and even on the “wrong side of the road” in Australia and England, I find roundabouts to be efficient methods of traffic management.

Mr. Giddens suggests that driver re-education is something beyond Spokane drivers. We are not a bunch of backwoods bumpkins.

Two simple steps are required to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic through roundabouts. Both were required during initial drivers training and tests. 1- Obey posted speed limits (15 mph for the Highway 2 roundabout). 2- Read one of the 5 “Yield” signs and comply.

Tyrone Schaff


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