[Spridgets] What is still there?
bmwwxman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 10:41:36 MST 2007
On Nov 15, 2007 11:28 AM, Robert Bruce Evans <b-evans at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Great description of what makes them "different". What caught my attention
> was, "Roundabouts are safer than both traffic circles and traditional
> intersections having 40% fewer vehicle collisions, 80% fewer injuries and
> 90% fewer serious injuries and fatalities (according to a study of a
> sampling of roundabouts in the United States, compared with the
> intersections they replaced)."
I read somewhere that the much lower injury rates are due to the
nature of collisions in a roundabout. Invariably they are glancing
blow collisions with an acute angle between car paths and both
vehicles traveling significantly slower due to the necessity of
turning. In X intersections, on the other hand, most collisions are
T-boners and at higher rates of speed.
Jim - 68 Midget in Dodge City
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