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Edmonton motorists may be in need of re-education on negotiating traffic circles, officials say.

Edmonton motorists may be in need of re-education on negotiating traffic circles, officials say.


The traffic circle on 107 Avenue and 142 Street saw 91 crashes in 2006, making it a hot spot for crashes in Edmonton, second only to the intersection of 23 Avenue and Calgary Trail.


“There are lots of people coming to Edmonton from across the world, everyone drives differently. To really get a handle on the traffic circles, education is valid,” said Gerry Shimko, head of the city’s office of traffic safety.


As such, city police will be handing out pamphlets at the end of the month, teaching drivers to properly execute roundabouts.


Shimko didn’t know whether officials will be stopping every car at the west-end traffic circle.


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