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Are roundabouts actually statistically safer than traditional traffic patterns?

Here is a study of traffic safety at roundabouts in Minnesota. In this study they looked at all roundabouts in Minnesota, and look at the recorded crash data at these sites, comparing the data before ...
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Are 20% of automobile drivers under the influence of marijuana?

In short: No I first tried to find the article's own source, however the Florida Department of Families and Children did not have any such information that I could find. There are other Departments of ...
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Are roundabouts actually statistically safer than traditional traffic patterns?

Germany started to reintroduce roundabouts in 2000, so quite a lot of research has been done, and there is plenty of experience. The German "Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen", federal road ...
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Are Pennsylvania motorists required to hide their cars from horses?

No, this is not a law on the books in Pennsylvania. Early in the 20th century, when cars were louder, less regulated in right of way, and comingled with horse drawn carriages, a group of farmers (...
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Are roads more dangerous when it first rains?

Yes, and so much so that it can significantly affect accident rates. A good study exploring this phenomenon is The mixed effects of precipitation on traffic crashes by Daniel Eisenberg. ......
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Do trucks cause disproportionate pedestrian and cyclist fatalities for the distance travelled?

We can easily find this data for the UK as a whole. In 2022, trucks (which we take to be Heavy Goods Vehicles [HGVs]) accounted for 17.4 billion of the 323.8 billion vehicle miles traveled, which is ...
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Is a tow truck driver killed every six days on average in the US?

Well, looking at the census data for fatalities due to transportation incidents and homicides... following the links from www.osha.gov.... https://stats.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm#2016 OSHA says 26 ...
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Does the "Double Demerit Point" scheme in parts of Australia reduce serious car accidents?

There is a report evaluating the trial of the double demerits scheme in Western Australia in 2002/2003: Evaluation of the trial period for double demerits legislation in Western Australia. To compare ...
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Do night driving glasses make it easier to see at night?

Personal test experiment, (more of an extended comment than an answer)... Sometimes I have to drive a four door sedan at night, during times of sporadic traffic, in a town with curvy roads and hills ...
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Do night driving glasses make it easier to see at night?

There is some fairly old research suggesting that night-driving glasses, i.e. glasses with tinted glass, do not make it easier to see at night, and might even have a detrimental effect. Both acuity ...
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Did Albert Einstein never learn to drive?

According to Walter Isaacson's biography, His Life and Universe (Szilard, like Einstein, did not drive) Source: Chapter 21 Also, "The professor does not drive," Elsa [Einstein's wife] often ...
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Are roundabouts actually statistically safer than traditional traffic patterns?

When talking about "safety", you could mean one of many metrics. Some common ones include: Deaths per day per intersection. Accidents per day per intersection. Deaths per car entering the ...
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Are roundabouts actually statistically safer than traditional traffic patterns?

First, make sure you're talking about the same form of intersection. The safest form is called a Modern Roundabout, which was developed in the UK in the 60's. This form was first constructed in the ...
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Are roundabouts actually statistically safer than traditional traffic patterns?

This could depend on your definition of 'safer' - fewer accidents, or fewer injuries/deaths. If you watch YooToob's 'dash cam' compilations, you quickly spot that Americans can't use traffic lights &...
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