Transport for London extends traffic lights trial at Stirling Corner

Times Series: Campaigners at Stirling Corner celebrate after the lights were turned back on Campaigners at Stirling Corner celebrate after the lights were turned back on

A trial for full-time traffic signals at a “death trap” roundabout will be extended for another four months.

The lights at the Stirling Corner junction were turned on permanently last May after Transport for London (TfL) agreed to three to six month trial period.

The transport body had been reluctant to switch their hours of operation from 3.30pm to 5.30pm - but, after a spate of serious accidents in the area, campaigners won their battle.

TfL has now announced the trial will be extended until May to obtain data for an entire year, in order to take seasonal variation into account.

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2:22pm Fri 17 Jan 14

John_W says...

Will they be looking at the traffic flow or their electricity bill when they make the decision?
It is nice to be able to get on to the roundabout from Barnet lane without risking life and limb. The lights should stay.
Will they be looking at the traffic flow or their electricity bill when they make the decision? It is nice to be able to get on to the roundabout from Barnet lane without risking life and limb. The lights should stay. John_W
  • Score: 13

9:10pm Fri 17 Jan 14

You don't fool me says...

Drop the approach speed to the roundabout as well. Coming Southbound on the A1 to the roundabout it is a crazy 70mph!
Drop the approach speed to the roundabout as well. Coming Southbound on the A1 to the roundabout it is a crazy 70mph! You don't fool me
  • Score: 8

8:25am Sat 18 Jan 14

TFEB says...

It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout.
It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout. TFEB
  • Score: -1

9:29am Sat 18 Jan 14

John_W says...

TFEB wrote:
It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout.
In the morning it was virtualy impossible to get out the Borehamwood side due to the sheer volume and speed of the traffic. Competence had nothing to do with it.
Do you drive without a seatbelt? I presume you do as a driver of your standard is never going to crash ;)
[quote][p][bold]TFEB[/bold] wrote: It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout.[/p][/quote]In the morning it was virtualy impossible to get out the Borehamwood side due to the sheer volume and speed of the traffic. Competence had nothing to do with it. Do you drive without a seatbelt? I presume you do as a driver of your standard is never going to crash ;) John_W
  • Score: 4

12:53pm Sat 18 Jan 14

You don't fool me says...

TFEB wrote:
It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout.
Please do tell us all this simple method you have developed to make all drivers more competent. It sounds like a winner to me.
[quote][p][bold]TFEB[/bold] wrote: It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout.[/p][/quote]Please do tell us all this simple method you have developed to make all drivers more competent. It sounds like a winner to me. You don't fool me
  • Score: 4

6:39pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Rosemary75 says...

TFEB wrote:
It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout.
It's not so much about competent driving as reckless, inconsiderate drivers. Stirling Corner roundabout- a frightening experience! You can be in the correct position to enter and to exit off the roundabout and throughout the manoeuvre, give the correct indication, and only hope and pray that other drivers will follow the Highway Code and do exactly the same, and not cut you up!!
[quote][p][bold]TFEB[/bold] wrote: It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout.[/p][/quote]It's not so much about competent driving as reckless, inconsiderate drivers. Stirling Corner roundabout- a frightening experience! You can be in the correct position to enter and to exit off the roundabout and throughout the manoeuvre, give the correct indication, and only hope and pray that other drivers will follow the Highway Code and do exactly the same, and not cut you up!! Rosemary75
  • Score: 1

6:47pm Sat 18 Jan 14

John_W says...

Rosemary75 wrote:
TFEB wrote:
It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout.
It's not so much about competent driving as reckless, inconsiderate drivers. Stirling Corner roundabout- a frightening experience! You can be in the correct position to enter and to exit off the roundabout and throughout the manoeuvre, give the correct indication, and only hope and pray that other drivers will follow the Highway Code and do exactly the same, and not cut you up!!
How many times have you sat at the junction and missed an opening because a car turned without indicating?
And how many times have you been about to pull out because a car was indicating and you had to slam the brakes on because it didn't turn?
Used to happen at least once a day to me.
[quote][p][bold]Rosemary75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TFEB[/bold] wrote: It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout.[/p][/quote]It's not so much about competent driving as reckless, inconsiderate drivers. Stirling Corner roundabout- a frightening experience! You can be in the correct position to enter and to exit off the roundabout and throughout the manoeuvre, give the correct indication, and only hope and pray that other drivers will follow the Highway Code and do exactly the same, and not cut you up!![/p][/quote]How many times have you sat at the junction and missed an opening because a car turned without indicating? And how many times have you been about to pull out because a car was indicating and you had to slam the brakes on because it didn't turn? Used to happen at least once a day to me. John_W
  • Score: 5

2:37pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Believe in better says...

TFEB wrote:
It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout.
This is one of the most crass statements I have come across. You are either arrogant, stupid or both.
[quote][p][bold]TFEB[/bold] wrote: It would simpler if people became competent drivers and learnt how to use a roundabout.[/p][/quote]This is one of the most crass statements I have come across. You are either arrogant, stupid or both. Believe in better
  • Score: 5

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