Isle of Man’s oval roundabout slammed by residents

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A new oval-shaped roundabout has been slammed as “dangerous” by local residents.

The newly-opened junction in Douglas, Isle of Man, is made up of a trio of rings at the convergence of three roads, with furious citizens describing it as “completely and utterly bizarre”.

The Isle of Man government says that the roundabout works like any other despite its strange appearance. Islanders are not convinced.

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Craig Goffin, who snapped pictures of the roundabout using a drone, said: “This new roundabout is completely and utterly bizarre.

“It makes no sense to me, why not just put a regular roundabout in there? It's just confusing for everyone.”

Mr Goffin said he feared there will be accidents because some drivers will find it “impossible to work out”.

“They'll pull up to it and not know what all these lines mean or where to go,” he said.

“It's not the kind of roundabout anyone is familiar with.

“People seem a bit panicked about it.”

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