How to drive multi-lane roundabouts
- Slow down to 15 to 20 mph when approaching the roundabout.
- Choose the appropriate lane. Just like a standard intersection, you must choose the proper lane for your destination based on lane markings prior to entering the roundabout intersection. Do not change lanes in the roundabout.
- Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks . . .It's the law!
- Yield to traffic that is already in the circle approaching from the left. Never merge. Wait for a gap in traffic, then carefully proceed into the roundabout.
- Proceed based on the lane you have chosen and exit appropriately. Do not change lanes in the roundabout.
- For right turns, travel in the right lane and exit based on the exit lane markings.
- For left turns, travel in the left lane.
- For continuing forward, remain in the same lane you entered.
By understanding what a modern roundabout is and how it works, motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians can travel through intersections easier and more safely.
For more information on modern roundabouts, Contact Traffic Engineering at 480-312-7696 or email [email protected]. You can also check out the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety website at: www.iihs.org and the Federal Highway Administrations website at: www.fhwa.dot.gov
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