Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Roundabouts in Minnesota

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Safety

Mainly due to slower speeds, roundabouts have proven to be dramatically safer than traditional intersections. 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, and only one direction of traffic is crossed at a time.

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