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Source - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety .

Due to slower speeds, and angle of collision impact, safety at a roundabout can be dramatically improved when compared to a traditional four-way intersection.


A study by the National Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that intersections converted to roundabouts show a 39 percent decrease in all crashes and an 89 percent decrease in fatal crashes. 


Pedestrians are also safer in roundabouts because traffic is moving more slowly.