A New Roundabout on Ohio 53 near Terra State Community College is Not Safe. But WHY?

The headline of this piece immediately begs a question:  How can a recently-built ‘modern roundabout’ be unsafe?  Their specific purpose is the exact opposite — to increase safety and also facilitate a good traffic flow, but both of these tasks require that roundabouts are well designed for the specific location.  So what’s going so badly wrong?

Roundabout adjacent to Terra State Community College, on Ohio 53, that has been the site of many crashes and one death.   (Photo via Fremont News-Messenger)

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Schoharie Limousine Tragedy — Shocking Revelations about Mavis Tires

A few days ago, as a retired traffic patrol police officer who has investigated many serious and fatal crashes, I decided to take a closer look at the scene of the tragic limousine crash at Schoharie, NY.

This is the first of the hill warning signs.  It clearly has had warning flags attached above it at some stage, to draw more attention to it, but these have long-since fallen apart.  (Copyright image, 2019.)

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