In Gillingham, the Tesco roundabout is the biggest cause of grief for motorists, learners and experienced drivers alike. It is actually not that difficult but to the novice driver, it can appear daunting at first approach and can cause mayhem. This is not helped by drivers who don't know how to correctly navigate the roundabout (more of this later) and the poor way that the signs on the roundabout have been arranged. For example, on approach from Gillingham, the roadside signs state that the only lane which can be used for the M2 is the right hand lane. However, the roadsurface signs show that both the middle and right hand lanes can be used. How can the simple motorist be expected to know which one is right?
In addition, exit from the Tesco superstore shows the fourth exit to go to Sittingbourne; every other sign on the roundabout shows that exit to be for Rainham. I know it is not actually wrong but wouldn't some consistency have been nice? I cannot understand how signs like these can be messed up in this way.
Finally, the lane markings on approach to and round the roundabout have worn away, if they were ever there in the first place. I appreciate that the inconvenience caused whilst they are repainted would be significant, the council seem sufficiently capable of causing inconvenience to the motorist currently - I'm sure this one wouldn't be beyond them. I won't hold my breath though!