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National Roundabouts Week - September 17-21!

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Jeffrey Shaw at jeffrey.shaw@dot.gov
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Neil Gaffney at neil.gaffney@dot.gov

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Textbox: Roundabout Fact
Text box: Did You Know?

Modern roundabouts dramatically reduce severe crashes – that's why they are a Safer Choice https://youtu.be/uhHzly_6lWM

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Because modern roundabouts reduce severe crashes by approximately 80% they are a Proven Safety Countermeasure https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/provencountermeasures/roundabouts/



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Textbox:Roundabout Driving
Text box: Did You Know? Navigating a roundabout is easier than you think – learn the "Right Way to Roundabout" from the Wisconsin DOT at https://youtu.be/KchcFhrMtls
Textbox: Driving Tip Traffic in the roundabout always has the right-of-way – watch Montana put their "spin" on How to Drive a Roundabout at https://youtu.be/p_ClO82Y2_s

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Textbox: Roundabout Myths
Text box: Did You Know? Modern roundabouts may be circular, but they are NOT rotaries or traffic circles, and that's what makes them Innovative Solutions https://youtu.be/uVaJQfrHzYY
Texbox: No Myth Washington State DOT and Whatcom County used low-cost, compact roundabouts to solve congestion without sacrificing safety at a trio of intersections https://youtu.be/UWqzmVGKDNk
Text box: Did You Know? Lower speeds and fewer severe crashes create great conditions for walking and biking – roundabouts as a Safe Choice for Everyone https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/innovative/ roundabouts/ ped_bike_brochure/
Texbox: No Myth

Roundabouts move everyone safely, including trucks and large vehicles, as the Pennsylvania DOT explains at https://youtu.be/uHrw-RfdfY8


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Textbox: Roundabout Rules
Text box: Did You Know? Failing to yield to traffic in a roundabout is a common mistake that can be avoided by learning the "Roundabout Rules" from the City of Hilliard, Ohio https://youtu.be/i1aFdjwyKZ8
Textbox: Driving Tip The key to driving a roundabout is choosing and using the correct lane each time, as the Washington State DOT explains in How to Drive a Roundabout https://youtu.be/MywmtskFiiI

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Textbox: Roundabout Facts
Textbox: Fun Fact The first modern roundabout in the U.S. is thought to have been built in Summerlin, Nevada, circa 1990. Today there are more than 4,000 modern roundabouts in the U.S. , and the City of Carmel, Indiana, has over 100 of them! http://carmel.in.gov/home/showdocument?id=9909
Textbox: Fun Fact Ho, Ho, Ho! The city of North Pole, Alaska, has roundabouts along Santa Claus Lane, where sleigh bells ring – are you listening? Set your compass due north to https://binged.it/2Q75bxj
Textbox: Fun Fact The Roadway Safety Foundation recognized roundabouts efforts with National Safety Awards in 2009, 2013 and twice in 2017! Read about these safety award winners at https://www.roadwaysafety.org/programs/national-roadway-safety-awards
Textbox: Fun Fact The first modern roundabout interchange in the U.S. was constructed in 1995 at 8,000 feet elevation along Interstate 70 in Vail, Colorado. Take a hike up to https://binged.it/2Q7u9g1
Textbox: Fun Fact Aloha! A roundabout is the fix for a skewed 3-legged intersection along Pahoa Road on the Big Island, Hawaii. Cruise over to https://binged.it/2Q9R3TX

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