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Mini-roundabouts: good for elderly drivers – and cyclists

Roland Graham, Technical officer (planning), Merseyside Cycle Campaign, West Kirby, Wirral CH48
08 July 2016
 

THE OLDER Drivers Task Force report Supporting safe driving into old age makes some wide-ranging proposals, and notes that what is especially good for older drivers can be good for everyone. 

The report reveals that the percentage of serious accidents at T and staggered junctions increases significantly with the age of the driver after 60, and that this does not happen at roundabouts. It therefore suggests that mini-roundabouts be introduced at T and staggered junctions. This would in fact...

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