NORTHEAST WI (WFRV) Roundabouts use to be unique. Now they are the norm. A favorite tool for traffic engineers to make driving safer in Wisconsin. At least - that is the claim.
Local 5's Kris Schuller with a preview of his special report - You Paid For It: Roundabouts
When it comes to roundabouts, there is rarely a middle ground. You either love them or hate them.
Tuesday at 10, we begin taking a closer look at this traffic control measure and if it is really making roads safer for drivers.
Over the last two decades nearly 300 roundabouts have been constructed in Wisconsin and 130 more are planned for the next few years. The state's Department of Transportation says roundabouts are safer because they eliminate head-on and t-bone collisions. However many drivers say the circular road design confuses too many people.
Tuesday at 10 we look at a DOT crash study and examine the before and after accident data - at two intersections where roundabouts were constructed.