What are roundabouts? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Roundabouts – also referred to as traffic circles or rotaries – are placed at intersections in order to reduce traffic congestions and vehicle accidents. Studies have shown that there are 35 percent fewer crashes at roundabouts than there are at regular intersections. This equals 75 decrease in injuries and 90 percent in traffic deaths across the country. All drivers are going in same direction, eliminating right-angle and head-on accidents. Unfortunately, many drivers do not understand how to drive in a roundabout and this can cause dangerous situations and serious crashes.