To the editor:

I was speaking to a well-informed person in the traffic control area. This person has been to England and has seen roundabouts work. I have been to the Far East and have seen the same results.

When you enter a roundabout, you have to pay attention to get in the circle and slow down. Your speed is not normally reduced. Pause the cell phone conversation and texting to take a safe path into the traffic circle.

When I went to school, you had to pass your high school’s driver’s education course. You also had to pass a defensive driving course.

Thanks to the well-informed person who opened my eyes to some of the reasons that roundabouts are safer and cheaper than a lighted intersection.