I don’t know who first thought of the idea of roundabouts, but I’m not a fan. That’s not to say they don’t have their place. Downtown, in the center of main street surrounding a statue can be a scenic experience. But in the middle of a road where people are usually going 55 mph or higher is not good planning.
Unless you want more accidents. I’m certain no one does; but, it seems a bit ridiculous to replace a three-way traffic light system with a roundabout. Especially when no one knows how to correctly drive in one.
I swear, I get more confused in a roundabout than a squirrel in a revolving door. I never know when to move over or yield or attempt to get out. Listening to my GPS doesn’t help, it just confuses me more. “Make a slight right then turn left…recalculating…”
Sure, there are signs posted, but who really reads those? They’re like stop signs in subdivisions (suggestions). Besides, the world would be a much safer, if less statued, place without roundabouts. (Did I mention I almost got hit while driving through one today because neither of us knew who was supposed to yield?)