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State in driver’s seat over intersection

August 11, 2013

Enough is enough. No one will argue how dangerous it can be while driving at Williams Street and Route 60....

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Aug-14-13 12:46 PM

Be careful what you wish for. Make enough noise and DOT will put in a Euro-style roundabout, which have proven to be a disaster anywhere they have been installed (except in Europe for some reason).

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Aug-13-13 6:11 PM

I travel through the roundabouts in Hamburg all the time(all 5)and have never had a problem so I'm not sure what is confusing about them. It does seem however that the one on big tree and s park attracts much more aggressive and stupid drivers than the others for whatever reason. Anyway get ready for the mother of them all in Irving coming up. The one that does drive me nuts is in DC around the Lincoln memorial.

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Aug-13-13 10:15 AM

I've used the Hamburg roundabouts and they are confusing and dangerous, imo.

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Aug-13-13 10:08 AM

Three people have died at the Hamburg roundabout since it was installed a few years ago. None before that. Residents are asking the local government to remove it.

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Aug-12-13 6:26 PM

Steiner comments about Central Ave.? Does he mean the one at Main and Center? Semi's use it everyday with no trouble. Fire trucks are fine with it too, lowboys too! no problem. Must be a different Hamburg.

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Aug-11-13 4:33 PM

Just look at the number of people who ignore speed limits,have trinkets hanging from rear view mirrors,use their wrist to steer,use the shoulder of the road to pass and as a turning lane.Then there are the idiots with ear buds and headphones in use while driving.

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Aug-11-13 11:41 AM

Pretty much what Christopher said. If people actually took the time to pay attention to actually driving the car, while at the same time knowing the actual traffic laws, things would be much, much safer. A driver's license is a privilege, not a right. Try being responsible (and capable to match) and alert behind the wheel.

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Aug-11-13 11:41 AM

I can't see how a turning lane will help the left turn problem. If you don't have the patience to wait until it is safe to turn then turn right and left further down the road and come back the other direction. You don't have to wait 20 or 30 minutes to make a left. The most you might wait is 3 or 4 minutes. Will that really make that much difference in where you are going. Other problem is people that are too old to be driving. Their family should have the guts to put their foot down and take their license!! I won't even get into cell phones and texting. Just think before you do something stupid!!!!

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Aug-11-13 9:57 AM

A light is preposterous, stop signs on Rt. 60 more so, and there are ways to avoid that "intersection" and all locals know it and only locals use it as a "shortcut", which is a joke because you generally have to sit so long. I never take that road. A non-issue in every respect. The most accidents from Rt. 20 to the Dunkirk line happen between Rt. 20 and Vineyard Drive. Too much traffic, lousy drivers, REALLY poor planning as the businesses on Rt. 60 increased, and why isn't that an issue? Maybe because nobody can even attempt to come up with a simple solution so we'll make a big deal over something else.

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Aug-11-13 9:00 AM

put in a roundabout, the latest fashion from the DOT. Make sure semi trucks cannot use it to throw the traffic on central avenue( like in Hamburg NY ). This has got liberal written all over it. It will bring back pedestrians too !

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