While you can find roundabouts all over Europe and Australia, they are only now becoming more popular and prevalent in the United States. A roundabout is a form of intersection where traffic is directed into a circular pattern and vehicles travel in the circle until they find their exit point. Roundabouts can be one or two lanes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roundabouts have these key features:
Roundabouts can reduce accidents on both urban and rural roads. According to the Federal Highway Administration, the following findings prove that roundabouts are significantly safer:
In addition, roundabouts offer the following benefits:
Although roundabouts reduce accidents, they still occur, and victims can be seriously injured. If you or a family member was injured in a roundabout crash caused by a negligent driver, call our experienced car accident attorneys at 888-733-2992 or start an online chat to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can assist you.
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