If you’re familiar with the roundabout at the intersection of Heysen St / Bellente St / Hilder St, Weston, you may have a view on this.
I was travelling on Bellente Street recently, intent on entering the roundabout to turn left into Heysen Street. There was no traffic on the roundabout. But there was no way I was going to do so, because of an ACTION bus on Heysen Street approaching the roundabout at great speed (heading towards the Tuggeranong Pkwy overpass). The bus driver would have been obliged to give way to me had I entered the roundabout at that stage, but that’s of little satisfaction when I would have been t-boned. There was no way the bus driver could have stopped in time.
Like many road users, the driver probably wasn’t aware that road rules require any vehicle entering a roundabout to give way to traffic on the roundabout (I would have thought this was stressed at ACTION driver training, but that’s another matter). That said, I’m sure many flout the rule because they don’t want to slow down given the steep rise of Heysen Street just before Lyons. Whatever the case, it’s dangerous.
Before the roundabout was erected, there were chicanes in the area in question. Perhaps it’s time to consider similar traffic-calming measures.