The upgrading of the R573 Moloto Road has introduced roundabouts (also known as traffic circles) as a speed calming measure to reduce crashes.
The roundabouts are a much safer design compared with other intersections, such as T-junctions or four-way crossings.
They have the advantage of reducing conflict points, achieving traffic calming in that they compel traffic to reduce speed but not come to a complete stop, which is essentially an advantage for vehicles and other road users.
What to do at a roundabout
SANRAL will continue to prioritise safety in the design and construction of South Africa’s road network to ensure efficiency and improved quality of life for all.