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Should some Traffic lights in the U.S. be replaced by roundabout signs?

  • Safest Intersection in the World

    Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world (much more so than comparable signals). Visit http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/roundabouts/topicoverview for modern roundabout FAQs and safety facts. Modern roundabouts, and the pedestrian refuge islands approaching them, are two of nine proven safety measures identified by the FHWA, http://tinyurl.com/7qvsaem
    The FHWA has a video about modern roundabouts on YouTube, or check out the IIHS video (iihs dot org).

    Http://priceonomics.Com/the-case-for-more-traffic-roundabouts/
    http://safety.Fhwa.Dot.Gov/intersection/innovative/roundabouts/

  • Safest Intersection in the World.

    Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world (much more so than comparable signals). Visit http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/roundabouts/topicoverview for modern roundabout FAQs and safety facts. Modern roundabouts, and the pedestrian refuge islands approaching them, are two of nine proven safety measures identified by the FHWA, http://tinyurl.com/7qvsaem
    The FHWA has a video about modern roundabouts on YouTube, or check out the IIHS video (iihs dot org).

    Http://priceonomics.Com/the-case-for-more-traffic-roundabouts/
    http://safety.Fhwa.Dot.Gov/intersection/innovative/roundabouts/

  • Roundabouts could make many U.S. intersections safer

    Roundabouts allow for a nearly continues flow of traffic at intersections and significantly reduce the likelihood of serious accidents and head-on collisions. Many T-bone accidents at intersections have some fatality or serious injury. Roundabouts would practically eliminate T-bone accidents. These intersections would also save fuel by eliminating so much starting and stopping.

  • No, they should not .

    There are two problems with this idea. The first is that most us drivers do not understand roundabouts and this would confuse them, causeing more problems. The second is that this does almost nothing for pedistrians, which is one of the biggest reasons for traffic lights in the United States of America.

  • Yes, I think so.

    Cars still would still have to stop for pedestrians at the yield sign. Works very well in other countries. If there are too many pedestrians, just put a traffic light up to regulate traffic between pedestrians and cars. Key here though is that the light isn't on a timer but actually adjusts to someone pressing the button or a car rolling over a sensor in the ground.

  • Not in most areas

    Roundabouts are confusing and often lead to delays and accidents especially in busier areas. I get that they may use less energy and take less resources and space to build, but if you aren't used to using them, it can be a tough adjustment, especially for the oldest and youngest drivers.


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