Roundabouts are intersections with a central island in which traffic must circulate to the left. They are different from Traffic Circles in that they are low speed and vehicles yield to traffic already in the circle. Additionally, “Normal” four leg intersections have 32 possible conflict points (locations where collisions may occur), with the potential for high speed, right angle or head-on collisions. The modern roundabout only has a possible 4 conflict points with low speeds (about 15 mph) and much less serious, merging type of accidents. Roundabouts eliminate the left turn, head-on and right angle accidents, which are the three most dangerous types.
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