Roundabouts provide a safer way to direct traffic by reducing vehicle speeds and eliminating the need for left hand turns.

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Research has shown roundabouts reduce up to 72% of all collisions at an intersection. More importantly, roundabouts have been shown to reduce fatal and injury collisions by up to 87%. More information about roundabouts is available in the provincial report, Methods of Reducing Collisions on Alberta Roads (page 12).

Roundabouts also help keep traffic moving more efficiently by not using stop signs or traffic lights, meaning fewer stops and delays for drivers.


Last updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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