In many instances, a modern roundabout can be safer for pedestrians than a traffic signal. This is due to the fact that a pedestrian crossing is reduced to two simple crossings of one way traffic proceeding at relatively slow speeds.
Pedestrian safety is enhanced by the presence of a Pedestrian Crosswalk sign placed right before a vehicle enters a modern roundabout. Even with this precaution, it is recommended that pedestrians use caution and always use the designated crosswalk.
Auto-pedestrian crash rates are usually lower at modern roundabouts than traffic signals Also pedestrian injuries that do occur tend to be less serious thanks to the relatively low speeds demanded by modern roundabouts.