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Round About vs Traffic Circles:

The Difference Between Traffic Circles & Roundabouts

Many drivers use the terms “traffic circle” and “roundabout” interchangeably, but each has its own purpose and a different effect on the flow of traffic. Traffic circles with two lanes or more also have additional rules to keep in mind.

    •    Traffic circles are larger, usually with two or more lanes, and are designed to move drivers at higher speeds. You can expect to find them on main roads and at high volume intersections.

    •    Roundabouts are smaller and intended for slower speeds. They’re most common in residential areas where they’re used to calm traffic.