Roundabouts: Do they work?


If you’ve ever been to Europe, you’ve likely encountered numerous roundabouts before.

In the States, we have what are called 4-way stops. I had never seen a roundabout before ¬†visiting Romania, so needless to say, I was a little confused as to how it worked! But once we went through several of these roundabouts (some single-laned and some with two lanes), I realized they weren’t too complicated.

It wasn’t until I randomly came across a roundabout an hour away from where I live that I began to wonder which method worked better. Luckily, Mythbusters also wondered the same thing back in August of this year.

I’m not going to spoil the answer, so if you want to find out if 4-way stops or roundabouts are more efficient, then check out the video below! (Plus if you ever plan on visiting Romania, this will come in handy! ;))

Have any thoughts or experiences concerning roundabouts vs. 4-way stops? Tell me in the comment section below!