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chicane

1. a bridge or whist hand without trumps
2. Motor racing a short section of sharp narrow bends formed by barriers placed on a motor-racing circuit to provide an additional test of driving skill
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The chicanes protrude out towards the centre of the road and when a bus stops to pick up passengers, motor vehicles behind the bus are held up until the bus leaves the bus stop pick-up point.
The road has been taken from two lanes each way, to one lane each way, with a stupid chicane effect, plus road narrowing, which causes accidents.
This is best demonstrated by the truly hideous chicane right at the end of the Sugo circuit.
He explained: "Sometimes you see cars racing to get through the chicane before the traffic coming in the opposite direction.
The alternative of chicanes - narrowing the road so only one vehicle can fit through at a time - has led to 'road rage' incidents and accidents where drivers failed to give way.
The drivers would be slowed down with chicanes and speed bumps.
Coulthard was among the vast majority of drivers who had agreed beforehand that there would be no overtaking before the first two controversial and dangerous chicanes on the high-speed track.
Obviously there was a lot of sadness about the fire steward who was killed and there has been a lot of debate about the new chicanes on the circuit.
Most parts of the steep banking are included, interrupted with chicanes on the back straight and some sweeps in the infield behind the pit lane.
Chicanes would "create conflict" between vehicles, and kerbed islands are not possible in the areas of concern.
That was minor compared to what then followed as first Kamui Kobayashi speared into another wall as he came out of the first chicanes at turn four.