Monday, July 21, 2008

Question of the Day

From my brother, going round and round…

What is your opinion of roundabouts [traffic circles]? They’re installing them all over the place here, and I have to admit I like them. Sure beats a 4-way stop.

He lives in Seattle, and they’re doing the same thing here in Miami, especially in upscale neighborhoods. It sometimes gets interesting if people unfamiliar with the rules of the roundabout arrive at the same time and they don’t know who has the right-of-way. I usually yield to the SUV because anyone driving one of these behemoths thinks they’re owed the right-of-way and will take it anyway.