‘Ghost Roundabout’ Attracts Ridicule On Social Media
Ever heard of a ‘ghost roundabout’?
Thought not. Yet that’s exactly what has popped up on a Cambridge street – and social media users are being less than welcoming.
Cambridge 'ghost roundabout' is ridiculous – idiot 'science' in action. Once you know it's normal, you ignore it! https://t.co/3sVsycpF1d
— Bootdisk (@bootdisk) November 22, 2016
It’s been installed over seven months as part of £500,000-worth of traffic-calming measures, but Facebook and Twitter users aren’t too pleased with the new ‘Tension Road’ installation at all, saying it’s a ‘waste of money’, or even wondering whether the bizarre feature was some sort of April Fool. (Note to those people: It’s November right now.)
Some have also suggested that it looks like a crop circle or a UFO landing pad. (Which, of course, some people reckon are one and the same…)
Spending £500,000 "to slow down traffic by confusing drivers”. Because safety.
These people should go to jail.https://t.co/npOlDegFxf
— Magnus Manske (@MagnusManske) November 22, 2016
Facebook user Jen Skint came up with this ripper: ‘Never mind crop circle, it’s a crap circle and a waste of money and resources.’ Zing.
The feature is supposedly designed to confuse drivers about the road ahead, causing them to slow down. Sounds pretty dangerous to us.
— Richard Taylor (@RTaylorUK) November 21, 2016
We tracked down some YouTube footage of the ‘ghost roundabout’. Take a look and let us know in the comments below if you think it’s a good idea…
Images courtesy of Al Storer, Twitter
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