Roundabouts typically eliminate the most severe intersection accidents – T-bones and head-on collisions.
They have fewer vehicle conflict points than a traditional intersection which results in fewer crashes
than signalized intersections and fewer injury and fatal crashes than signalized intersections. Additional
Improve safety when compared to signalized intersections
Better traffic flow and reduced delay when compared to more conventional intersections
Fewer vehicle conflict points than a traditional intersection
Business and community enhancement – opportunities for unique “branding” or landscaping in the center island
Decrease air pollution – reduced emissions by avoiding frequent starts and stops