The most dangerous drive in the Lowcountry isn’t the tree-lined stretch of Interstate 95. It’s the street around any traffic circle. And that’s not the fault of traffic engineering.
Elsewhere, a traffic circle (or “rotary” or “roundabout,” as seasoned drivers call them) presents a simple enough task: wait until there are no cars coming your way and then merge into the circle. Not too hard, eh?
Yet down here some people stop abruptly before entering an empty circle; some stop in the circle itself to allow a driver to enter; and some exit from the wrong lane of a two-lane circle.
Come on, folks. This isn’t hard. Unless, perhaps, you’re from Ohio.
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