Roundabouts are becoming a preferred intersection design for many reasons including increased safety, reduced wait times, and less maintenance costs.
Reduce accidents by 39%
Reduce serious accidents by 75%
Reduce travel speed at the roundabout to between 15 and 25 miles per hour, yet still allowing traffic to move
Single Lane Roundabouts have only 8 conflict points where an accident may occur, whereas a traditional intersection has 32
Roundabouts are a safer intersection solution than traffic signals or traditional unsignalized intersections. Because of the slower vehicle speeds, the chance of a fatal or serious injury crash at a roundabout is very small. At two-way stop controlled or signalized intersections, speeds are much higher; the T-bone crashes that are common at these types of intersections can be devastating, sending many drivers to the hospital.
Simply put, roundabouts save lives
Idle Time & Gas
Reduced idle time saving time and money (less gas) through the following:
Efficient way to move heavy traffic
No stop signs or traffic signals to slow down traffic
Roundabouts cost less to maintain by the following ways: