From somewhere in Europe we see a roundabout that is simply painted onto an intersection. Fast and cheap traffic calming perhaps, but it is clear from the video that it is confusing to some people. Although it has served the purpose of calming traffic, while confusing, traffic is moving slow and the video does not show many if any collisions. There are however a few cars that plow straight through without a care in the world that are accidents waiting to happen no doubt.
This may also point out something about roadmarkings in general. It seems that many drivers simply did not see the paint on the pavement until they were right on top of it, also, they seem to have not seen the roundabout sign posted at the intersection. Our accommodations for pedestrians tend to be roadmarkings and signs.
This video shows, that with proper physical interventions, people are able to figure out that they are in a roundabout and understand how to use it.
If drivers are blinded to roadmarkings and signs as the first video seems to indicate, perhaps those should not be the entirety of what we rely on to make safe accommodations for pedestrians.
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