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Take our poll: Are roundabouts safer?: SOME readers of The Straits Times wrote in with their views after our Feb...

Take our poll: Are roundabouts safer?: SOME readers of The Straits Times wrote in with their views after our Feb...

Newton Circus Roundabout. -- ST PHOTO: ALBERT SIM SOME readers of The Straits Times wrote in with their views after our Feb 10 report on danger roads highlighted Newton Circus as a problem spot for motorists. Mr Lucas Png called on the Land Transport Authority to seriously consider converting major junctions like the Holland/Farrer Road junction to roundabouts. 'Roundabouts... increase the efficiency of the road system,' he wrote. 'They also benefit the environment, as traffic lights cause cars to idle, spewing harmful gases into the atmosphere.' He also highlighted how roundabouts can help motorists save fuel costs: 'Every time you are stuck at a traffic light, you burn fuel...' Mr Ong Hong Bee, a frequent user of Newton Circus, wrote that he finds the traffic there chaotic because of the 'inability and/or refusal of motorists to exercise lane discipline or etiquette at t...

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