These circular intersections promote safe and efficient traffic flow.
March 14, 2013
Roundabouts reduce injury crashes
Many benefits of roundabouts extend to the two-lane variety, a new IIHS study shows. However, the study also sounds a note of caution about driver confusion.
November 3, 2010
The roundabout capital of America
Roundabouts outnumber traffic lights in Carmel, Ind. City officials credit the circular intersections with reducing crashes and improving efficiency.
June 9, 2008
Making roundabouts even safer
Roundabouts are much safer than traditional intersections, but some crashes do occur. Most of these are minor collisions, and there are ways to reduce the risk.
November 19, 2005
A new road is a chance for roundabouts
Roundabouts are easiest to build if they are incorporated into plans for new developments. Research also shows that initial public skepticism is usually overcome.
August 26, 2003
In other highway safety news …
A D.C. court upholds automated enforcement; communities plan more roundabouts; a federal agency refuses to allow teenage truckers.
July 28, 2001
Roundabouts succeed in U.S.
Recently built roundabouts in the U.S. reduce both crashes and traffic delays, an IIHS study finds. Drivers say they like them — even if they were skeptical at first.
Roundabouts prove popular
Seeing is believing for many people, and experiencing roundabouts can convert skeptics.
May 13, 2000
Roundabouts cut crashes
Injury crashes fell by more than three-quarters after intersections with signals or stop signs were converted to roundabouts, an Institute study found.
FHWA issues roundabout guide
The publication highlights best practices around the world and translates them in light of U.S. design standards.
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