Crumbling roundabout repainted after residents' worries about safety

Borehamwood Times: The badly worn mini roundabout has now been given a fresh lick of paint The badly worn mini roundabout has now been given a fresh lick of paint

A roundabout has been given a fresh lick of paint after warnings that it could cause a serious accident.

The mini roundabout at the junction of Deacons Hill Road and Allum Lane in Borehamwood was so badly worn down that people were unable to recognise it as a roundabout.

Following complaints from residents, it has now been repainted and remarked.

Antony Gee, of Deacons Hill Road, said he was really pleased with the result.

He said: “Some persistent communication with the contractors has resulted in the roundabout and the junction being safer for all road users and pedestrians; a perfect result.”

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2:10pm Wed 21 May 14

ANt Gee says...

thanks to the Borehamwood and Elstree Times for highlighting this issue 4 weeks ago. the link below tells the story but in a nutshell I narrowly avoided a big collision due to the other driver not recognising the unpainted roundabout and thus my right of way. Several calls to the Council's Transport division led nowhere so I took up the case myself. This article attracted a lot of comment and this, along with some persistent contact with the contractors has resulted in this repair

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thanks to the Borehamwood and Elstree Times for highlighting this issue 4 weeks ago. the link below tells the story but in a nutshell I narrowly avoided a big collision due to the other driver not recognising the unpainted roundabout and thus my right of way. Several calls to the Council's Transport division led nowhere so I took up the case myself. This article attracted a lot of comment and this, along with some persistent contact with the contractors has resulted in this repair http://www.borehamwo odtimes.co.uk/news/1 1165964._It_s_lethal ____motorists_fear_c rumbling_roundabout_ could_cause_serious_ crash/ ANt Gee
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10:05am Thu 22 May 14

mr.taxpayer says...

If the driver didnt see the roundabout they shouldn't be driving in the first place. There are plenty of signs in all directions warning you, plus the fact that there are pedestrian shelters in the roads and blue roundabout signs on all approaches.

Perhaps it's more of a case of Elstree residents in 4x4's not knowing how to drive properly, or not paying attention to the road around them.

Anyone looking forward and driving under 30mph would have NO problem seeing that roundabout, paint or not.
If the driver didnt see the roundabout they shouldn't be driving in the first place. There are plenty of signs in all directions warning you, plus the fact that there are pedestrian shelters in the roads and blue roundabout signs on all approaches. Perhaps it's more of a case of Elstree residents in 4x4's not knowing how to drive properly, or not paying attention to the road around them. Anyone looking forward and driving under 30mph would have NO problem seeing that roundabout, paint or not. mr.taxpayer
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9:20pm Thu 22 May 14

Cereals says...

please note the blue roundabout signs are either missing or damaged and not all drivers using the roundabout are from Elstree or drive 4x4`s. I do agree that a lot of drivers approaching this are doing more than 30 MPH
please note the blue roundabout signs are either missing or damaged and not all drivers using the roundabout are from Elstree or drive 4x4`s. I do agree that a lot of drivers approaching this are doing more than 30 MPH Cereals
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10:37am Tue 27 May 14

ANt Gee says...

before it was painted it was tricky to notice this roundabout at any speed but now it is much clearer. I would encourage anyone to contact the Council on 0300 123 4047 to report any street issues
before it was painted it was tricky to notice this roundabout at any speed but now it is much clearer. I would encourage anyone to contact the Council on 0300 123 4047 to report any street issues ANt Gee
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