Overgrown roundabouts a health and safety risk

LETTER

When will the GDC make a responsible decision and have the garden growth on roundabouts removed, or at the very least restricted to a low maximum height?

My daughter has been learning to drive and we all know that is stressful enough as it is. If you are in an ordinary car, it is impossible to get a clear view of other vehicles approaching the roundabout from the opposite direction — which means you cannot see their indicators. To a learner driver, and I suspect seasoned drivers, this increases the accident risk.

I would have thought the council would still be required to consider the Health and Safety at Work Act and be required to mitigate the risk. A pretty flower bed should not be at the cost of someone’s life.

Ernie White

When will the GDC make a responsible decision and have the garden growth on roundabouts removed, or at the very least restricted to a low maximum height?

My daughter has been learning to drive and we all know that is stressful enough as it is. If you are in an ordinary car, it is impossible to get a clear view of other vehicles approaching the roundabout from the opposite direction — which means you cannot see their indicators. To a learner driver, and I suspect seasoned drivers, this increases the accident risk.

I would have thought the council would still be required to consider the Health and Safety at Work Act and be required to mitigate the risk. A pretty flower bed should not be at the cost of someone’s life.

Ernie White

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