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Drivers on Hillsborough Street are still flummoxed by a twin-ring roundabout that replaced the stoplight at Pullen Road more than a year ago. And they’re still crashing their mopeds, bikes and cars there.

Eighty accidents have been reported since traffic began rolling around the two-lane circle in July 2010.

Wait, make that 84. Let’s add four crashes over the weekend in the roundabout in front of N.C. State University’s Bell Tower.

One car flipped over and flattened a fence on the circle’s rim, in front of John Wardlaw’s office building. The latest crashes had not been logged Monday on the Raleigh police website, but Wardlaw reported the overturned car to the Road Worrier.

The Bell Tower roundabout smoothed away some old problems for Hillsborough Street drivers, but it seems to have introduced new ones. Now that the red light is gone from the corner of Hillsborough and Pullen, the main thing that stops cars there is collisions with others.

About half the 84 roundabout crashes involve drivers entering the two-ring circus from eastbound Hillsborough. They’re supposed to yield right-of-way to vehicles already in the roundabout.

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