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A roundabout in Swindon that has prompted a lot confusion for motorists has been dubbed a “disaster” by some who cannot work out find out how to use it. The Magic Roundabout has gone viral a number of instances as Brits try and work out find out how to use the foremost junction that’s made up of six roundabouts in whole.

Connecting 5 main roads, the roundabout is crucial however can startle motorists approaching it for the primary time. Its uncommon design consists of 5 mini-roundabouts organized round a sixth central, anti-clockwise roundabout.

Located close to the County Ground soccer stadium, the roundabout opened in September 1972 and has turn out to be generally generally known as the Magic Roundabout as a consequence of its distinctive design.

The native authority formally named the junction County Islands Roundabout.

It’s so complicated that motorists have put collectively guides for these desirous to know find out how to use it forward of time.

The mixture of site visitors islands generally known as a “ring junction” was the brainchild of the British Transport and Road Research Laboratory and Swindon Borough Council’s highways division.

It was designed to interchange the outdated Drove Roundabout junction, which had seen quite a few accidents and was thought of to be harmful.

When it opened in 1972, police had been stationed at every mini roundabout in the course of the pilot part to help drivers and oversee how site visitors coped with the distinctive design.

And regardless of its complicated design, comparatively few accidents have been recorded on the roundabout, making it a hit. Despite this, a December 2007 survey by the Highway Insurance Agency discovered that the roundabout was voted the seventh most feared street junction within the nation.

In evaluations left on Tripadvisor, motorists shared their expertise of utilizing the busy junction. One individual wrote: “So confusing I no longer use it. How there are not more accidents I don’t know.”

Another mentioned: “This roundabout is a nightmare and as a Swindon resident, I avoid it at all costs! Cars come at you from all directions and one never really knows who has right of way!”

A 3rd added: “Driving home after being diverted off the M4 twice at midnight, this monstrosity is one way to slap yourself silly. Totally confused me and Tesco lorry driver. Satan himself designed this.”