As Scottsdale car accident attorneys, we are interested to hear what the city will decide regarding a proposed roundabout at Northsight Boulevard and Hayden Road. Some have called the roundabout a safer and faster alternative for drivers, according to AZ Central. However, some residents do not want the roundabout because they feel it is difficult to navigate and will result in a negative impact on businesses. They favor a stoplight instead, saying the intersection is too close to major thoroughfares and would be better in a place with less traffic.
Scottsdale Car Accident Statistics
There were more than 3,500 Scottsdale car accidents in 2010, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). In Arizona, 13,643 crashes occurred because one driver failed to yield the right of way, 4,910 occurred because a driver disregarded a traffic signal, and 3,067 occurred because a driver failed to stay in the proper lane.
Scottsdale Car Accidents: Roundabout Safety Studies
According to the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), roundabouts can significantly improve traffic flow and safety. According to their studies, roundabouts have reduced car accidents by up to 40 percent, and crashes involving injuries have been reduced by about 80 percent. Because the roundabout improves traffic flow, they also cut down on delays, fuel usage, and pollution. The study shows that they can also reduce the likelihood of rear-end crashes, as well as crashes at high speeds. The most common types of accidents seen with traffic lights are right-angle, left-turn, and head-on collisions, all of which are reduced with the installment of a roundabout.
Contact a Scottsdale Car Accident Injury Attorney
As Scottsdale car accident injury attorneys, we represent people hurt in car accidents, whether they occur at roundabouts, traffic lights, or elsewhere. The Husband and Wife Law Team works to advocate for our clients and obtain settlements for them. We investigate the crash to see who was at-fault, and then pursue that person for a settlement. Contact us for a free consultation today.