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Thread #79051   Message #1429018
Posted By: beadie
07-Mar-05 - 02:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: traffic lights
Subject: RE: BS: traffic lights
In Wisconsin, where I live, several communities have installed roundabouts and several more are considering this move. Of those that have made the change, I would say that the "rules of the road," that is, "the vehicle in the RA has the right of way," are generally observed.

What is most interesting, is that the loudest opposition and most outlandish objections to the device seem to come from the most xenophobic residents and have little to do with any traffic flow or safety reasons for installing a RA. Anything that even sounds European (other than the part of Europe where the majority ethnic portion of the local population originated) is anathema to these folks and raises heated debate even if such useless things as facts and statistics prove their worth.