To the editor:
Do you really think the roundabouts or traffic circles slow down the drivers?
Well, I would suggest that you watch the drivers on those streets that have the roundabouts or traffic circles. Most all drivers go the posted speed limit and then some, until they approach the roundabout or traffic circle when they really need to slow down only to be able to maneuver around the roundabout, then the drivers speed up again.
The landscaping also hinders the view of vehicles coming around the other side of the roundabout. Anyone can easily see the large trucks, the roundabouts or traffic circles as some like to call them. I have to drive on a street that has a roundabout, so I know what I am talking about.
I think the expense of these roundabouts and traffic circles or calming devices should have made our officials think twice about how this money could have been used in more important ways. Please remember you are spending the money that comes from the residents of Lawrence.