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August 20, 2013

Roundabout rage: new road has heads spinning


• Neil Fischer: "This has cost the taxpayers hugely, companies like Center point energy, Hickory Tech, Charter, Xcel and Verizon to spend 10's of thousands to move their utilities and for what exactly? I understand there is a safety factor but where these are going, how many accidents have been at the current intersections? Deaths? To me it is a waste of money."

• Colleen Overson: "Traffic flows better and they reduce accident rates by an amazing amount. It's not rocket science to use them!"

• Kevin Johnson: "Great safety feature. You'll adapt."

• Eric Davis: "Easy for most to use, it's too bad the stupid ones can't figure out look left and yield."

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