New Traffic Devices to Increase Safety

1 decade 2 years 11 months ago Tuesday, June 19 2007 Jun 19, 2007 Tuesday, June 19, 2007 11:13:41 AM CDT June 19, 2007 in News
According to a press release from the Public Works Department, roundabouts have been used for many years all over the world. Recently, they have been used in the US to reduce crashes, traffic delays, construction and maintenance costs and fuel consumption. Studies show these roundabouts reduce crashes by 39 percent. Columbia now has 12 roundabouts with plans to add more in the future. The city staff plans to educate residents on how to drive safely through the city channel (Columbia Channel), the city's Web site and other media Web sites. The Columbia Channel is working on an educational segment that will air this summer.

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