Living in New England, I’ve become a fan of the roundabout, rotary, or traffic circle. While it’s always a bit nerve-wracking to venture into one, the fact is that you can feel your attentiveness increase, your speed decrease, and your safety improve. Studies have shown that traffic circles are not only incredibly safe because they make drivers watchful and properly nervous — they also make life safer for pedestrians.
A recent experiment in turning off traffic lights in one UK town is worth watching.
Drive safely this Friday the 13th. And remember — sometimes, the solution is to undo a prior solution.