Gary Towler uses the Kin Kora roundabout twice a day and says drivers are the main problem.
Gary Towler uses the Kin Kora roundabout twice a day and says drivers are the main problem. Tom Huntley

Roundabout is fine: it's the drivers that are the problem

GARY Towler loves roundabouts.

"They're so easy to use. They work really well," he said.

But making two trips a day through Gladstone's worst roundabout, he's not sure about some of his fellow motorists.

"You think, how did you get your licence, how are you still alive?"

Gary has lived in Gladstone for 19 years and said traffic flow and behaviour on the Kin Kora roundabout had got steadily worse.

He said it was a constant source of frustration.

"I see people go through talking on their phones and using the wrong or no indication," he said.

"I even saw a police car drive through without correctly indicating. They're meant to be setting the example."

Gary said there was nothing wrong with the roundabout.

"The people are the problem," he said.

He doesn't think traffic lights would greatly improve the issue.

"If you look at the traffic lights in town, everyone is racing to get through," he said.

"Some people wanted the palms in the roundabout taken out, but I think more visibility would lead to people trying to get through faster.

"I think a greater police presence at random times would be beneficial."

How to use a roundabout correctly.
How to use a roundabout correctly.


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