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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-27 11:58
Subject: Roads
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I am amused by this BBC article on Britain's most intimidating road junctions.. Particularly this comment: Between them, Birmingham, London and Glasgow took eight of the top 10 spots.

Strangely enough, I had no difficulty in guessing what the other two junctions in the list were. Yes, the Swindon and Hemel magic roundabouts, at #4 and #9.

(As someone who negotiated the Hanger Lane gyratory (#5) twice a day for several years, I think I can cope with just about anything, though I'll concede that the Glasgow ones are a real pain.)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-27 12:20 (UTC)
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A story told is of a Armoured Car squadron arriving there not long after it had been built. It is said that the commander, more used to small roads of the Wiltshire plains than these new-fangled circle things, paused for a bit while he considered what to do. Then, having made his decision, he boldly led the squadron forward.

In a straight line.

Right across the middle.

Moral: he who has armour and weaponry, wins.
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