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Roundabouts, Anyone?

 (The Spokesman-Review)
(The Spokesman-Review)

Vehicles use the roundabout at Hamilton Mason, Liberty Fairfield, and Vinnedge Roads in Fairfield Twp., Butler County, Ohio. Federal transportation officials say roundabouts _ or traffic rotaries _ are catching on across the country as an accident-reducing and motorist-calming alternative to multiple stop signs.  (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Amie Dworecki)

Question: I was a vocal opponent when the city of Coeur d'Alene installed that roundabout @ 4th & Kathleen, north of the Nazarene Church. I thought the city'd made a bad intersection worse. I was wrong. Traffic moves smoothly and safely through the intersection. What do you think of roundabouts?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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