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Old 01-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Question to Americans

I just realised a few minutes ago that although I've seen a lot of American TV shows and movies which involve people driving in cars and whatnot, I've not once seen a roundabout. I knew most states don't have learner plates and I thought that was weird as shit (maybe a little dangerous), but I can't believe I never noticed the lack of roundabouts in American media. Do you guys actually have no roundabouts?

For reference these are roundabouts:



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Old 01-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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We have them, but they're very uncommon.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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Haven't you ever seen a humorous montage of someone being chased around a roundabout for minutes?


You've seen nothing.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:25 PM   #4
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I don't around where i live, and thank god for it. We'd be car wreck city.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:25 PM   #5
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wtf is that gay shit
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:27 PM   #6
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I've seen one stuck in the countryside.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:27 PM   #7
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There's a small one in front of the train station in my town.



American cities generally don't need these, since they were usually planned out and have almost all the streets laid out in a grid.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:27 PM   #8
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There are a few around here. They are a pain in the ass.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:28 PM   #9
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Haven't you ever seen a humorous montage of someone being chased around a roundabout for minutes?


You've seen nothing.


I can't find it, but there's that scene on The Simpsons where they visit England and drive into a roundabout
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #10
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There are a ton of them in NC...
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #11
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You give way to the left (I'm assuming you guys give way the opposite way to NZ) and people to your right give way to you. You go around the circle until your exit and then you exit and drive away. When you're only driving in urban areas, it's way more convenient than traffic lights.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #12
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I`ve seen some, they`re usually annoying though.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #13
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My county became obsessed with roundabouts in the last half decade or so. Now, they're everywhere. Naturally, people are pissed off and confused despite the fact that they are actually incredibly simple.

Is there someone coming at you on your left?
Yes: Don't go.
No: Go.

It's actually that easy. And just follow the lines on the lanes.

Side note, one guy was drunk and rammed straight into the hideous statue in the middle of the roundabout near our downtown.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #14
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inb4 Americans say that roundabouts are shit/stupid and that they are superior because they don't have them.

Oh wait.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #15
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #16
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We have them here, but not many. We tend to just stick to the classic 4-way street.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:31 PM   #17
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We have them, but they are extremely uncommon.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:31 PM   #18
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My town installed one about six months ago, and then removed it about three months ago. Pointless waste of ****ing tax money.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:31 PM   #19
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:32 PM   #20
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There are virtually none in Pennsylvania, but they're all over the place in New Jersey. I think they're kind of inconvenient.
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