What do you think of roundabouts? #MSIADid you know? • The safest intersection being built in the U.S. today is the roundabout. • The first roundabout in the U.S. was installed in Summerlin, Nevada, in 1990. • The “Roundabout Capital” of the U.S. is Carmel, Indiana, with more than 125, as of the Summer of 2019. • There are over 4,000 roundabouts nationwide.
In 2018, FHWA launched a campaign to tout the benefits of these intersection designs. Simply put, when it comes to making travel through intersections safer, the roundabouts being built by state, local and tribal agencies are true lifesavers.
Roundabouts reduce the types of crashes where people are seriously hurt or killed by about 80% when compared to conventional stop-controlled and signalized intersections. This is a huge safety benefit, considering that thousands of people are killed in crashes related to intersections every year – which is why FHWA celebrates National Roundabouts Week each year. #proudtobenhdot #nationalroundaboutweek #fhwapartner ... See MoreSee Less