The MythBusters, an Emmy-nominated series on Discovery, are known for uncovering the truth behind popular myths and legends. They do this by mixing the scientific method with child-like curiosity and good ol’ fashioned ingenuity to create one of the best science shows on television. MythBusters is hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, who have more than 30 combined years of special effects experience, along with co-hosts Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, and Grant Imahara.
The MythBusters team have put many myths to rest, including:
- Is a dirty car more fuel efficient than a clean one?
- Just like in the movies, can a car be ripped off its rear axle?
- Can a car’s driveshaft fall out the bottom while the car is in motion and pole-vault it into the air?
On July 22, 2013, the MythBusters aired their 207th episode titled “Traffic Tricks.” This episode included the myth:”A roundabout is a far more effective way to move cars through an intersection than the four-way stop signs used in the US.” During the experiment, Adam and Jamie setup mock intersections in a parking lot, and had 20 or so cars pass through it while they counted the number of cars that made it through in 15 minutes. What did they use to accomplish this? Why the Water-Wall, of course! Check out the video clip below to see the results of the experiment. The answer may surprise you!
4 Way Stop Vs Roundabout – Mythbusters
The Water-Wall is a water-filled barrier that can be used for traffic control, construction projects, and perimeter security for crowd control at special events. They can be used empty or ballasted with water and can be connected to clearly delineate the intended path for motorists, pedestrians, or workers. Made of high-density plastic, the Water Wall barriers are durable, versatile and extremely functional.
Visit the Water-Wall Barrier page for more information.