Micah commented on one of my blogs asking how Minnesotan’s are reacting to roundabouts. At the time I said it wasn’t much of a news story. I stand corrected. Here is a link from an article in today’s Star and Tribune. Highlights:
- Safety benefits of roundabouts are tracking national trends – mostly fender benders, not injury crashes.
- Motorists are somewhat confused about driving in roundabouts, especially two lane roundabouts.
This is great publicity, but we need more. I wish the Department of Public Safety would undertake an education campaign on how to drive a roundabout.
Tangent – I haven’t been able to track down if roundabout driving is being taught in driver’s ed classes. Does anyone know if it is?