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"Roundabout" Awareness

A Roundabout is a circular intersection that moves traffic counterclockwise around a central island. Often confused with traditional "traffic circles", one way modern roundabouts differ is that they feature traffic calming qualities that encourage drivers to reduce their speed through the intersection. The design of a roundabout also reduces the need for direct left turns, which are a major reason for intersection crashes, thereby increasing the overall safety aspect of the intersection.

View a Google Map of Roundabout locations in Delaware

Additional information:

State of Delaware Informational Brochure This link opens a PDF File

Federal Highway Administration Information This link opens a PDF File

Delaware Department of Transportation Guidelines on Roundabouts This link opens a PDF File


Videos:

Delaware Department of Transportation

Missouri Department of Transportation

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Washington Department of Transportation


Roundabouts Have Low-Speed One-way Traffic with Yields at Each Entry Point:

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 02-Jan-2013 12:51:16 Eastern Standard Time
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