As a rule, we decide to reconstruct the intersection into a roundabout when we want to ensure greater traffic flow and/or greater traffic safety. Traffic safety generally depends on the number of points of conflict, which depends mainly on the geometry of the intersection and on the experience of drivers and their driving style. The biggest advantage of a roundabout over an intersection is precisely in the smaller number of conflict points. Accidents at roundabouts are therefore much less likely to end in serious injury or even death. In addition to the safety, roundabouts contribute to a higher flow of traffic require lower maintenance costs and are more aesthetically appealing.

When reconstructing an intersection into a roundabout, it can happen that larger vehicles, such as trucks with trailers, semi-trailers, vehicles for transporting exceptional loads, etc. they can no longer drive on the established path. It is therefore essential that the transportability of the roundabout is properly checked at the design stage and the design is adjusted if necessary.

In a short webinar, you will learn how Autopath can easily and quickly check the transportability of roundabouts and intersections in the AutoCAD, Civil 3D or BricsCAD environment, for different types of standard and special vehicles. Various dynamic analytical tools can help us in our assessment, such collision analysis of a vehicle with a road curb. Due to its ease of use, flexibility and extensive collection of standardized vehicles, special vehicles and manufacturers vehicles, the Autopath program is one of the most popular tools for this type of engineering tasks.