Stop Sign, Yield Sign, Take Turns Sign?

GaryLauder_TakeTurns_CC Take a look at this short TED Talk video on the cost of Stop Signs, and the proposal for a new road sign the “Take Turns” sign

2 Responses to Stop Sign, Yield Sign, Take Turns Sign?
  1. Carl Tyler
    March 10, 2010 | 9:04 am

    I’ve often wondered why America doesn’t have more roundabouts, traffic lights always seemed an expensive solution to me, especially in rural areas.

  2. Karl-Henry Martinsson
    March 10, 2010 | 10:56 am

    In the Boston area there are a few, but mostly where more than 4 roads converge.
    My Texas-born (then-)wife thought they were very confusing at first.
    And from what I see when it comes to drivers here in Texas, it would be chaos in a roundabout, it is simply too complex for them. Binary (stop/drive, or red/green) works, but merging, switching lanes and exiting in the right place are hard concepts to learn. Emoticon

    Of course, in Sweden they go to extremes, I seen small intersections in subdivisions with a miniature roundabout just to slow down the cars even more…