This Is What Happens When You Give An American Town Its First Roundabout
It turns out that while England is full of roundabouts, America may not be so used to them. The British Isles boasts 25,000 of the things, and while the US is about 40 times as large as our little islands, it only has 7,000 roundabouts on its roads.
So this meant that when Rowan County, Kentucky, received its first roundabout, all hell broke loose.
Ironically, this roundabout replaced a dangerous intersection, but in doing so, it’s just become a guessing game for drivers who have no idea how to navigate the thing. “We’re looking at a way to reduce the severity of crashes that this intersection has a history of,” Allen Blair of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 9 told local news outlet WKYT earlier this month. But when the IdiotsInCars Subreddit got their hands on a bird’s eye video of the outcome, you’ll see that it surely can’t be much better than the original layout.
Drivers can be seen driving the wrong way around the road layout, with drivers guessing as to which side of the road they should be driving on. All of this is only made better by the soundtrack of the video.
Sit back, laugh at the clip, and enjoy your Monday knowing that this hilarity is happening somewhere in the world.