When compared to traditional intersections, roundabouts are often safer for both pedestrians and motorists. They may also be better for the environment as cars tend to idle less, which means a reduction in emissions. A reduction in emissions can also result in better air quality for New York pedestrians walking or biking near that roundabout.
Why roundabouts are safer
Roundabouts are safer for motorists and pedestrians alike because cars must slow to enter them. In some cases, speed limits can be as low as 15 miles per hour. Furthermore, they must remain at a reduced speed while going through them. Ultimately, if a collision does occur, it is less likely to seriously hurt or kill anyone involved. In addition, pedestrians may be afforded their own walking or biking lane on the outside of the roundabout. Therefore, they won’t have to cross the street and hope that a car doesn’t run a red light.
Circles help to reduce severe crashes
The fact that a roundabout is a circle means that cars are moving in the same direction after they enter. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about a head-on collision or a left-turn car accident. These types of crashes tend to be the ones that result in serious injuries or deaths of motorists and pedestrians. Before entering a roundabout, drivers must slow down and look for pedestrians or other vehicles in their path.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. This is true if another person or entity created a hazard that resulted in a wreck in which you incurred a financial loss. Financial losses may include medical bills or a reduction in income because you were forced to miss work or withdraw from the workforce altogether.