Friday, January 14, 2011

Should left turns be illegal? ("Right turn, Clyde.")

Should left turns be illegal? — Autoblog:


Sound absurd? Think again. According to Smithsonian Magazine, researchers at North Carolina State University have found that the superstreet design is more efficient and safer than allowing drivers to turn across traffic. After examining data from 13 superstreet intersections and comparing them to their traditional counterparts, researchers found that, on average, the superstreets delivered a 20-percent decrease in travel time and caused 46 percent fewer reported traffic collisions. More importantly, the superstreet design caused 63-percent fewer accidents that resulted in personal injury.
In case you're too young for "Right turn, Clyde" ...

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