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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Mythbusters tests which is more efficient, four-way stop or roundabout [w/poll]
Asked on the No 710 on Avenue 64 Facebook page: An idea for the Church/Avenue 64 intersection?
In the US, the four-way-stop intersection is king, with little
competition from roundabouts. In Europe, things are reversed, and the
roundabout is much more common than four-way-stop intersections. While
it has been said before that the roundabout is a more efficient way to
handle traffic at a busy intersection, Mythbusters aims to find out the truth.
We'll be the first to admit that roundabouts can be confusing to us Americans, but the Mythbusters
crew thinks that could be a result of little familiarity with the
traffic tool in the US. We were super curious to see the results of this
test, and this writer admits to being on the wrong side of the fence
when it came to guessing which intersection was more efficient.
So, which method is the most efficient? You'll have to watch the video below to find out. And regardless of the video's outcome, let us know which system you think is best in the poll below.