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roundabout

1. Brit a revolving circular platform provided with wooden animals, seats, etc., on which people ride for amusement; merry-go-round
2. a road junction in which traffic streams circulate around a central island
3. an informal name for boring mill
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SAFETY FEARS: Alan Knight and MP Kali Mountford on one of the two crossings close to the mini-roundabout (JH061008Cslaithwaite)
Sub-officer Eddie Walker, of Blyth fire station, said: "The driver appeared to have lost it on the mini-roundabout and ended up in trees off the road.
County council network manager Dick Phillips said it was expected that the lights would prove much more efficient than the mini-roundabout they have replaced, and it was up to the council and Dransfield to make them work properly.
Residents have long complained about speeding on the approach roads near the Sovereignpub and in the past have called for a host of speed calming devices including GATSO cameras, and mini-roundabouts as well as a reduction of the speed limit.
The Google Maps website shows Haggerston Castle to be located in the middle of a mini-roundabout in the heart of Berwick.
A NEW mini-roundabout in Almondbury aims to slow down dangerous drivers.
Five car-activated signs will be put along the road, highlighting the 30mph limit and a mini-roundabout will be built at the junction of Whitburn and Sunderland Roads.
The temporary link to the footbridge across the A444 between the Griff roundabout and the mini-roundabout on to Bermuda Park is in such a state that pedestrians are avoiding it and running across the road.
But nowhere could I find the White Cross, last seen by me on the mini-roundabout at the junction with Low Friar Street.
A Kirklees spokesman said: "The work is on a mini-roundabout and junction improvement for the Carr Road safety scheme.
You aren't meant to run over the centre markings on a mini-roundabout.
They want the 40mph speed limit between the Moor Farm roundabout and Klondyke to be reduced to 30mph, a new mini-roundabout to ease congestion and reduce speed and a pedestrian crossing or traffic island.