According to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, a newly-constructed roundabout has already resulted in a car accident on Wednesday December 18, the day of the inaugural press conference. In total, the roundabout cost $4.5 million of fifth-penny sales tax to construct. Engineers and residents hope that the two lane roundabout located at 19th Street, Converse Avenue and Pershing Boulevard will reduce congestion and keep traffic flowing smoothly through Cheyenne.
The spokesman for the Cheyenne police reported that the accident occurred around 8 a.m. because a driver failed to yield while entering the roundabout. Apparently, the press conference was a noisy affair and it was difficult to hear the speakers over the loud noise of near collisions, screeching brakes and honking horns. Further complications are expected to arise concerning how to react to the presence of emergency vehicles in a roundabout. Standard procedure is to pull over and allow the emergency vehicles to pass; however, “pulling over in the roundabout just gums things up,” said a policeman.
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