You can tell some people driving in Rio Rancho aren’t familiar with roundabouts by the skid marks running through the middle of them. Roundabouts were not common when I was growing up in Arizona and haven’t seen them much in New Mexico until recently.
However, I’m a little confused by the Rio Rancho Observer’s article that suggests residents don’t like them.
According to the results of a small, unscientific survey conducted recently at the Loma Colorado Library, most people don’t like roundabouts.
A small, unscientific survey = most people don’t like? I’m not sure how that works (admitting you don’t have enough data and coming to a conclusion) but I think it’s giving me a headache trying to figure it out. The article is filled with plenty of quotes from people (maybe residents) to back up the unscientific survey results.
I have a solution to the local populations trepidation of something new. When one renews their drivers license, they must successfully demonstrate they can navigate a roundabout. If they are unable to do so they are required to have a texas license plate. That should be incentive enough to get good at driving in a circle.