RBW has sent in this video taken of a novel approach to a U-turn on the Wheeler Crescent and Forlonge roundabout after this morning’s hit and run on a cyclist down the road at Wheeler Crescent and Fincham Crescent.
He had this to say about intersections in the area:
4:48 pm, 07 Mar 12
I lived in the house on that roundabout for five years until I sold it earlier this year.
I’ve been telling people and the police for years that roundabout was an accident waiting to happen. One major reasons I moved is that roundabout is used as burnout circle and also a chicane for extremely fast street racing. Not saying this happened in this instance, but it was a matter of time in my mind.
I filmed and recorded and assisted police with two convictions of rev-heads doing burn outs on that roundabout. One I recorded showed the guy lose control and swing out in the path of another car. The police were extremely thankful I caught it on film as it made their conviction so much easier.
However, nothing is actually done about the road there. I got sick of the endless burnouts at 2-3am so I just moved. I urge the Government to rip out that roundabout, or at the very least put some traffic calming measures into that road. Wheeler crescent is a race track for hoons. has been for the five years I was living there, and I’m sure it will continue to be