Rural Roundabouts Save Lives

Annually, nearly 9 percent of all roadway deaths in the United States occur at rural intersections. Modern roundabouts are a United States Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Proven Safety Countermeasure. One good reason why is that rural intersections converted from stop-controlled intersections to modern roundabouts have resulted in an 87-percent reduction in fatal and serious injury crashes. The roundabouts’ slower speeds, reduced conflict points, and attention to driver expectancy principles create a safe intersection. These safety results have been consistent throughout the last three decades in the United States and are in line with the historical experience on international roadways. This article aims to dispel many of the myths about roundabouts

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  • Authors:
    • Isebrands, Hillary
    • Johnson, Mark T
    • Parys, Lindsey Van
  • Publication Date: 2021-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01768060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2021 2:31PM