HOW DO YOU DRIVE THROUGH A ROUNDABOUT?
Driving a car:
Driving a large vehicle (bus, truck or emergency vehicle):
If I am a pedestrian or riding a bicycle:
ARE ROUNDABOUTS REALLY SAFER?
Find out why roundabouts are a safer choice than other types of controlled intersections in this video:
Modern Roundabouts: A Safer Choice US FHWA
How do roundabouts affect traffic flow?
Roundabouts are more efficient than other types of intersections because they are yield-controlled. Just think about how much time you would save if you didn’t have to stop at the red light or stop sign. Still not convinced? Take a look at what Jaime Hyneman and Alan Savage, of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters” found when they tested the efficiency of a stop-controlled intersection versus a roundabout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvoFjirrgYA
The answer is yes! See how oversized trucks drive through roundabouts in this video:
- Roundabout Myth – Large Trucks: http://youtu.be/0nVzsC2fOQw
Roundabouts can reduce pedestrian collisions by 75% and diminish the severity of injuries by slowing the speed of vehicles through the intersection. To learn more about what features make roundabouts safer than other intersections watch this video:
Music videos inspired by roundabouts
- Here are the musical “Ins and Outs of a Roundabout” from Michiana: http://youtu.be/MWT_M_TcqK4
- A reminder from Wisconsin DOT to “Take it Slow” when driving through a roundabout:http://youtu.be/eZuAyU4h3uI
- A silly video from the UK: “The Roundabout Song” by swillydrive (note – they drive on the opposite side of the street than in America): http://youtu.be/a3W1JzWJ5Z4