A way to save us all money and improve the country
It's a bit of a rant, but also has a serious point;
There has been a fashion over the last few years to turn what were once roundabouts into 'roundabouts with traffic lights on'. I do not believe in the majority of cases that this has helped the flow of traffic. Drive through any town and you will inevitably come across such a roundabout.
Do we really need the lights to be on 24 hours of each day (if at all)? I think not and furthermore, if it happens to be 4 o'clock in the morning, you can bet that you will have to waste time and fuel sitting at the lights waiting for non-existent traffic to pass by.
So if the lights were switched off for say 3 hours at night, a vast amount of electricity and a large amount of petrol/diesel could be saved.
I'm sure we could all get by using these mixed-up abominations of junctions as the roundabouts they used to be, especially since at these hours the chances of actually seeing any other traffic is vastly reduced.
Your comments welcome, just in case it IS just me!