What is a roundabout and why are they being installed?
According to the State of Florida Department of Transportation, roundabouts move traffic safely and efficiently through an intersection. The benefits of a roundabout include slower speeds, reduction in pollution and fuel use, and reduction in severity of accidents. Drivers also have more time to judge and react to other vehicles and pedestrians.Converting a two-way stop to a roundabout can result in up to an 82 percent reduction in severe crashes and a 44 percent reduction in overall crashes.
Learn more about roundabouts by reviewing FDOT resources: the brochure A Guide to Roundabouts or the video Understanding & Using Roundabouts: A Safe & Easy Alternative to Traditional Intersections.