Why The Traffic Circles You Hate are Better Than Intersections
We always seem to make fun of (or curse out!) our traffic circles, adding it to the list of things we hate about NJ. But science says that they are actually safer than all of those hellish intersections!
Here are some of the quotes from sources I have read, and they really do make sense. Bottom line is that you are driving slower around a circle than you would be when approaching an intersection, which gives you the ability to stop more quickly if necessary, and collisions would tend to be from a sideswipe rather than possibly head-on.
When I researched answers to the question "Why are traffic circles safer than intersections?" here are some of the answers I got: