Kentucky motorists are bamboozled by a new roundabout

Driving in circles! Motorists in rural Kentucky struggle to negotiate their first roundabout in aerial footage

 The roundabout was installed at the intersection of routes 60 and 801 Local officials changed the layout of the junction because of earlier accidents The roundabout is the first junction of its type in northern Kentucky  

Motorists in rural Kentucky have been baffled after a roundabout was installed in Rowan County. 

The road feature, which is very common in Europe, is rarely seen in rural America which is a cause of the chaos.

The footage shows pickup trucks – some of them towing large trailers – approaching the roundabout in the wrong lane and driving through the intersection in the wrong direction.  

Officials installed the roundabout at the intersection of routes 60 and 801 to reduce the number of serious accidents  at the previous four-way junction. 

Motorists in rural Kentucky have been baffled by the installation of a roundabout in Rowan County, which is used by 4,000 people a day

This truck driver approaching the roundabout is driving on the wrong side of the road and is about to use the junction in the wrong direction

This truck driver approaching the roundabout is driving on the wrong side of the road and is about to use the junction in the wrong direction

Several cars in this image are using the roundabout in the wrong direction, increasing the chance of a collision

Several cars in this image are using the roundabout in the wrong direction, increasing the chance of a collision

Before the roundabout, the road was a simple four-way junction which caused a significant number of crashes with cars and trucks failing to stop and crashing at high speed. 

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