And then came change, and it's called a "Roundabout".
I have to admit, the first time I ran into one, I wasn't sure what to do. I felt a moment of panic as I found myself going around in a circle and not really sure if it was ok to move over to the lane on my right while mid round. It took a few times going through my first few roundabouts to get it figured out. They do make sense....I guess....but I admit I'm resistant to change. ;-)
Well, Minnesota now has 76 roundabouts, with more on the way. Since they're so new here, and we Minnesota drivers are so sheltered, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDot) has issued tutorials on the use of roundabouts.
I think MnDot should have taught required classes on zipper merging before adding roundabouts. We can only learn so many new things at once!