Why are roundabouts used instead of a signal light?
In a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study of 24 intersections in the USA where stop control and traffic signals were replaced with Modern Roundabouts, there was a large drop in crashes. They have a 90% fatal crash reduction. Roundabouts reduce vehicle speed, minimize vehicle weaving, automatically establish right-of-way, and reduce points of conflict.

For more information about the safety of roundabouts or information about how to navigate a roundabout, click here.

For more information, The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has created videos on roundabout usage. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also has a short video as well as other general information.

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1. How do I know if the stop light has a problem, or if I am doing something wrong?
2. How can I locate my property corners?
3. Are the Cascade Avenue crosswalks really safe?
4. What's the difference between a Court and a Circle, or a Drive and a Road?
5. Are marked crosswalks safer than unmarked crosswalks?
6. Why are roundabouts used instead of a signal light?
7. Why can't we see through the roundabouts in River Falls?
8. Why doesn’t the city use Children at Play signs?
9. Why don't they put in more stop signs to reduce speeding?
10. How are speed limits set?