Do roundabouts make you nervous? Don't worry. You're not alone.

The good news is that they're not really all that scary. In fact, studies show that adding roundabouts reduce pedestrian crashes by 30-40%, injury crashes by 76%, and dramatically lower fatalities by 90%.

They're actually pretty simple to use, too. The key is to not be scared and ride the brake. You don't have to stop when entering or leaving a roundabout. Instead, just yield to cars already in the roundabout, and use your turn signal when exiting.

There's no need to reenact that scene from European Vacation. You know the one I'm talking about.