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Traffic circles and road safety

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Roundabouts, otherwise known as traffic circles, are becoming more frequent on roadways throughout the country. While studies indicate they reduce accidents some view them as navigational nightmares. We’ll look at the history of roundabouts and why we’re seeing more of them.


  • Jim Brainard, Mayor, City of Carmel, Indiana
  • Jessica Cicchino, Vice President, Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety IIHS
  • Alison Krupski, City Engineer, Noblesville, Indiana

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