10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Roundabouts
Roundabouts – they’re not just for Europeans anymore! Communities across the U.S. are turning to roundabouts to improve safety and congestion at formerly signalized and four-way stop intersections. Why? The rate of fatality and serious injury accidents drops by 90% at roundabouts. Another benefit - motorists often get through roundabouts quickly and more efficiently than traditional intersections. The average driver uses 30% less fuel and emits 32% less carbon dioxide at a roundabout. Roundabouts are a win on safety, efficiency and the environment, but they are relatively new and many drivers never received proper roundabout driver’s education. Here are ten facts we bet you didn’t know about roundabouts and how to properly navigate them.