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Are roundabouts better than stop signs and traffic lights?

Yes

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Roundabouts are more efficient than stop lights.
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Roundabouts don't require sensing, timing mechanisms, emergency bypass
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Roundabouts still work when power goes out
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Roundabouts are faster than a four-way stop sign intersection
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Cars have to actually stop at stop signs.
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High-speed accidents are fewer on roundabouts.
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People would not speed up to get through the roundabout like they do for lights.
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Roundabouts do not malfunction like traffic lights.
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People wouldn't block traffic by turning left from shared lanes.
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Roundabouts do not require dedicated signal time from left-turn lanes.
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Roundabouts do not lose time to yellow lights.
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Roundabouts don't require electrical timing mechanisms, emergency bypass
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No

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For high-volume roads, roundabouts would slow things down a lot.
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Roundabouts are unfamiliar to U.S. drivers, so there would be accidents.
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Roundabouts cost more money to build.
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Roundabouts take up more space than stop sign intersections.
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More cars can get through traffic lights than roundabouts on high-traffic roads.
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