One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Roundabouts

Though various circular traffic junctions were used before the modern roundabout, the term "roundabout" is chiefly British (in the US "traffic circle" is also common) and was coined in the 20th century. We have them in the US--and they are apparently becoming more popular (supposedly they're more energy efficient)--but still they are much more common in certain countries in Europe, e.g., the UK.

In the UK, where the mix also includes "driving on the left," roundabouts (oftentimes sign deficient) can create more than a little frustration for the tourist.


roundabout Pictures, Images and Photos

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