Driving is, arguably, the most complex task that most people handle on a daily basis. We interact with other vehicles, struggling to identify all potential hazards in front, to the side, and behind us.
In a idealized, fantasy world, we’d be the only vehicle and driver on the road, but that’s just not reality.
One of the most challenging interactions on the road is dealing with intersections. These crossroads provide multiple points of conflict with cyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles. Whether going straight, turning right or left, we have to follow the rules and watch out for others who may not follow the rules. Signals and signs help, but oddly intersecting roads, multiple driveways and alleys can combine to make a very dangerous environment where drivers could become confused (even if they’re not texting and driving).
- Driver Handouts
- Slide shows
- Mini-poster to reinforce key points
- Manager’s supplemental report with talking points, news articles and insights into policy development
One of the trendy recommendations affecting road design is to move away from traditional intersections towards modern roundabouts. Here are two videos about the benefits of roundabouts: