|By Jerry (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #21917) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 8:22 am:|
Thursday, September 24, 2009
|By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3873) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 8:30 am:|
This should be an interesting few days. Too bad the traffic dept did not start to make the changes in the Hato Rotary two months ago to allow the people to get some "Rotary Practice" in advance.
|By pat murphy (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2389) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 11:49 am:|
hey, how about a new webcam at the rotaries...that would make for some interesting viewing. i don't know how long the hato rotary has been there (since before we have been going to bonaire i think) but people have been observing that traffic pattern for years and now they are expected to adapt to the new rules overnight...this should be very interesting.
|By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3874) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 1:05 pm:|
Was just watching it a few minutes ago..the have painted the pavement with arroweheads, installed some signs and added a warning about Dengue fever.
|By pat murphy (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2391) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 2:38 pm:|
michael, do you know how long the rotary has been in hato? i'm just thinking that hoping that people will change their driving habits over night is a pipe dream...until they get used to the new traffic rules, dengue will be the least of their worries.
|By Kevin W. Williams (Bella Vista Estates) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #649) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:23 pm:|
I know it's been there for over a decade. It's a true rotary as we speak.
|By Mel Briscoe (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #566) on Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 6:28 pm:|
Bonaire gets visitors from all over the world...so conforming to the norms is a rather good idea. And a little triangle painted on the road is not the norm, even if it is correct.
|By Trevor Hibdige, Lac Bay Villa (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #156) on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 2:48 am:|
Britain gets visitors from all over the world and conforming to the local regulations is rather a good idea rather than expecting the norm. (We drive on the other side remember !) It is a good idea to familiarise ones self with local driving laws an any unique legislation.
|By Rose Hall (BonaireTalker - Post #76) on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 4:25 am:|
Guessing a "rotary" is the same as what we have here in the UK but we call them "roundabouts"
|By Vince DePietro-www.bonairebeachcondo.com (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2447) on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 6:02 am:|
We call the little triangles painted on the road surface by intersections & the rotary "sharks teeth". If they're facing you; beware!
|By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3877) on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 8:15 am:|
The rental agencies are aware of the potential problem and will address it. I am glad to report that so far only a few panic stops at the Hato Rotary....so far
|By Dan Jolly (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1589) on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 11:59 am:|
I guess I have always given the right of way to vehicles in any roundabout - even at the Hato one over all the years. Guess that sounds odd to have to publicize that rule which is what I have experienced and observed at any roundabout I have encountered around the world.
|By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3878) on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 5:58 pm:|
Just found out that goats do not read or obey traffic signs. A small herd just took over the green area for a snack..
|By JOBY (BonaireTalker - Post #81) on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:40 pm:|
I think the goats feel safe there because they don't get Dengue
|By Fid Chinoy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #166) on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:47 pm:|
The rental companies will likely make a fortune off people losing their deposits.........
|By Susan Davis, InfoBonaire, Bon. Insider (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #347) on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 8:12 am:|
Dan, if you yielded at the Hato roundabout before, then you may have been the one of the folks we were swearing at, when all of us locals had to slam on the brakes because a car stopped in front of us for no reason........that roundabout has been there for the last twenty years that I know of, and until Friday morning, those on Gob. Debrot had right of way.
|By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3879) on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 8:31 am:|
I still vote for the goats...even if they dont have dengue...Fid, as always, you look on the bright side, eh?? See you in December..
|By CaribJim (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 3:13 pm:|
I live on Bonaire 6 months of the year. Just before the recent change in the rules concerning the Hato roundabout, I was riding with a “tourist” and when he started to violate the North-South right-away system by driving in front of somebody with the right-away, I told him to stop-stop-stop! And he did. Then he asked why I told him to do that and I explained the system to him, which totally surprised him, as it does most tourists. Before the change in the rules, I always tried to determine whether a car coming at me was a local car or a rental tourist car. If it was a rental tourist car I was very careful about pushing my “right-away”. Now since the change, if the car is a local, I’m very careful about pushing my new “right-away”.
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