'Effective in reducing severity of accidents'
DRIVERS might think otherwise but roundabouts are officially regarded as being relatively safe.
A Department of Transport survey in 2004 found just 8.7 per cent of all personal injury road accidents in Britain happened at roundabouts.
The proportion of fatal accidents at roundabouts was just 0.3 per cent, whereas the figure for fatalities at other types of road junction was 0.8 per cent.
The report said: "This indicates the effectiveness of roundabouts in reducing accident severity.
CAR KEYS AND REMOTES "FREE REMOTE KEY FOB BATTERY" 01482 423414 ...View details
FOR ALL YOUR CAR KEY NEEDS CALL US NOW ON
SNAPPED KEYS, LOST KEYS, KEYS LOCKED IN VEHICLES,
WE ALSO REPAIR 90% OF ALL REMOTES AND KEYS, NO FIX NO CHARGE.
Terms: Terms: FREE REMOTE KEY FOB BATTERY ONE PER CUSTOMER
Contact: 01482 423414
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
"The average accident cost at a roundabout was calculated to be about 68 per cent of that at other junction types and about 47 per cent of that on links.
"This suggests that, on average, roundabouts are safer than other junction types.
"However, this will not necessarily be the case for all road users or for a particular junction."