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

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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

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Navigating a roundabout is easier than you think – learn the Right Way to Roundabout from the Wisconsin DOT https://youtu.be/KchcFhrMtls

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Whether you're walking, bicycling or driving, Arizona DOT has the tips on how to maneuver a modern roundabout https://youtu.be/OizPs_uiRZU


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Safety First image Modern roundabouts reduce severe crashes an average of 80%, making them a Proven Safety Countermeasure https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/provencountermeasures/roundabouts/
Did You Know image 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
Driving Tip image 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
Fun Facts image Carmel, Indiana, is renowned for its 124 roundabouts – roughly 1 roundabout for every 775 citizens! See their current inventory at http://carmel.in.gov/home/showdocument?id=13137

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Safety First image One thing roundabouts and First Responders have in common – both save lives! https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/innovative/roundabouts/ responder/
Did You Know image Roundabouts move everyone safely, including trucks and large vehicles, as the Pennsylvania DOT explains https://youtu.be/uHrw-RfdfY8
Driving Tip image Iowa is a leading producer of corn and soybeans – and answers to FAQs on how to drive a roundabout https://iowadot.gov/traffic/roundabouts/Frequently-Asked-Questions/ How-do-I-drive-in-a-roundabout
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Scott County, Minnesota, proved that good things come in small sizes. Learn more about the mini roundabout next to the Community Center and Middle School campus in Shakopee https://youtu.be/idzt5hoDRhE


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Safety First image Roundabouts have rules – see how many levels you can clear by watching the 1980s arcade-inspired series of how-to videos from the Ohio DOT at https://youtu.be/y38bZPPzi64?list=PL0SPTxSVmT4h9YbtHB9bc _yx4Ixsp9iOe
Did You Know image 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
Driving Tip image North Carolina DOT covers the basics on how to move safely through roundabouts https://youtu.be/L6uYbj7Gtyo
Fun Facts image Georgia DOT has become a national leader on roundabouts, and is helping people to "get to know" them. Find out what goes in to a good roundabout design at https://youtu.be/tevXHFxcPqU

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Safety First image The Roadway Safety Foundation recognized roundabouts efforts with National Safety Awards in 2009, 2013 and twice in 2017! Read about these award winners at https://www.roadwaysafety.org/programs/national-roadway-safety-awards
Did You Know image In Oregon, ODOT and local road agencies are partnering to save lives using roundabouts designed for all users https://youtu.be/G1SWOvnxDbg
Driving Tip image Roundabouts have rules – see how many levels you can clear by watching the series of how-to videos from the Ohio DOT https://youtu.be/y38bZPPzi64?list=PL0SPTxSVmT4h9YbtHB9bc_yx4Ixsp9iOe
Fun Facts image Roundabouts work in snow country, too. Learn the science of snow removal by checking out the informational video produced by the Clear Roads Pooled Fund Study at https://youtu.be/EK-8G6oYBHQ

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