09 Feb '11, 10pm

Roundabouts, a way to save money, time and fuel

TRAFFIC jams are widespread in Singapore. During rush hour, traffic can slow to a crawl at major junctions like the Holland/Farrer junction. Traffic lights exacerbate the problem as drivers must wait a long time to pass. What's wrong with traffic lights? They are not "smart". Traffic lights are timed to change after a fixed time. While traffic flows smoothly on one road, traffic is at a complete standstill on the other. Additionally, late at night, traffic lights force cars to stop even when there is no traffic in other directions. On the other hand, roundabouts can solve these problems. Roundabouts are common in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and other countries. They have many advantages over traffic lights. Traffic is always moving and so jams are less likely. This increases the efficiency of the road system. It reduces drivers' frustration when a driver has to stop at a ...

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