[E-Type] Re: Roundabouts (was: Motorhead Tour)

As a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, the places where all the roads came
together were often called “squares” and were named after people. These
“intersections” needed to be large enough to receive a special name.
Whether or not a roundabout happened, we still called them “squares.” If a
roundabout was in the intersection, it was referred to as a “rotary.”

When my civilized life ended and I moved to New Jersey, I discovered
“traffic circles.” The difference was that in Massachusetts, like England,
those in the roundabout had the right of way. In New Jersey, you have the
right of way to enter, which is a sure way to create a traffic snarl in the
circle itself.

Funny thing, I’ve lived in only two states, both with the highest auto
insurance in the nation.

Wayne Rasmussen
66 OTS

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Wayne Rasmussen wrote:

Funny thing, I’ve lived in only two states, both with the highest auto
insurance in the nation.

Wayne Rasmussen
66 OTS

Hey Wayne please do me a favor and don’t move to Florida. Our rates are
already high enough. :-)–
Manfred
63 E FHC
86 XJ6

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Boy, that makes no sense at all??

Les…'68 2+2 (Webers/MSD/Mallory/Outlaw Brakes)>From: “Wayne Rasmussen” rasmuw@blair.edu

…In New Jersey, you have the
right of way to enter…


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In reply to a message from Les Halls sent Fri 13 Feb 2004:

You haven’t lived until you’ve driven in Rome, Paris or the
UK. Rome and Paris are best enjoyed on the Friday evening
of the beginning of the school holidays.

Andrew–
1968 3.8S
Zurich, Switzerland
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Rome is fine, except you can never stop moving. I’ve never seen a city with
absolutely no place to park.

Worst traffic jams, I would have to say downtown Caracas or Buenos Aires
would be about as nasty as it gets.

Mike Frank

At 02:52 PM 2/13/2004, you wrote:

You haven’t lived until you’ve driven in Rome, Paris or the
UK. Rome and Paris are best enjoyed on the Friday evening
of the beginning of the school holidays.

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In reply to a message from Mike Frank sent Fri 13 Feb 2004:

Another good one is ‘spagetti junction’ in Birmingham UK so called
because from the the air it looks like spagetti. On the trafffic
reports it is referred to as a hold up on spagetti, everyone knows
where they mean.
You have the motorways of the M6 joining the Aston expressway and
M5 and a whole host of other junctions and entries and exits. It is
usullly jammed up solid from 6 in the morning to well into the
evening.
We have ‘malfunction juction’ in Coventry, about a mile away from
Browns lane, on the A45. It is not unheard of for people to get so
confused as to drive up the wrong side of the carriage way!!
You can tell the out of towners, they go in the outer of the three
lanes - no hope for you out there, only to head out of the city,
turn round about 2 miles away and head back.
I think we are pretty expert over here at creating these marvels as
every major town or city seems to have at least one.

Dave–
'61 OTS, I’ll do work for parts
Pershore, United Kingdom
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You haven’t lived until you’ve driven in Rome, Paris or the
UK<

Try Casablanca. Same insanity, only while some of the signs might be in
French, most are (or used to be) in Arabic to add to your confusion. Only
two items on the car get used, horn and throttle.

Dick Hile

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