A New Roundabout in Rural Kentucky is NOT Going Very Well [VIDEO]
In April of 2021, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Nine (KYTC) replaced a 4-way stop with a mini-roundabout and things aren't going well.
KYTC decided that a mini-roundabout would be the best solution for the intersection of Routes 60 and 801 in Rowan County as the intersection had been experiencing a high number of accidents. What they failed to realize is that motorists in eastern Kentucky are not the smartest drivers in the world.
As a reminder, all traffic entering the circle should yield to traffic already in the circle - traffic inside a roundabout has the right of way. And, remember that a distinct feature of this mini-roundabout is a gently-sloping central island and aprons that CAN be used by commercial trucks, RVs, boat trailers and other larger vehicles. -KYTC
- Everything is a right turn into the roundabout. Yield to traffic already in the circle, then turn right to enter the circle and continue around until you need to exit. Don't forget to signal.
- Cars in the roundabout do not need to stop or yield to others entering the roundabout. While it's nice to be courteous, please avoid waving someone into the circle. It can cause confusion of create traffic jams. Drivers inside the circle have the right of way and it will clear in time for others to enter.
- More than one vehicle can be in the roundabout at the same time. When there is enough space, enter the circle - yielding to traffic already in the circle - and proceed.
This is the original Facebook Posting from KYTC
This is what's really happening at the new mini-roundabout
Susan Allen Highfield responded, "People this isn't some new concept that we have purchased blueprints from outer space for."
Omg something modern in eastern ky, quick everybody hate it...Get with the times people, more of these will be coming because they're safer and faster. -Joe Bromagen
Does that Dollar Store sell beer? -David Gore