A roundabout is the circular road with intersections. Drivers can only go one way on this right, and must be in the far right lane to turn off. Roundabouts have gotten recent attention because of the safety benefits.
Roundabouts are safer for a variety of reasons. first, roundabouts encourage the flow of traffic which can prevent drivers from losing focus for a minute at a stop. Second, roundabouts let traffic flow at a natural pace. Third, because of the reduced speeds and merging into the roundabout, fatal traffic accidents are less likely to occur. Another major reason that roundabouts are helpful is the cost. They can be far cheaper to install that traffic lights in an area.
Roundabouts may be a great oppurtunity to improve traffic flow, safety, and save money.
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