A roundabout is a circular intersection or junction with a center island and multiple entrance and exit points; the traffic flows in one direction, counterclockwise, and other emerging vehicles need to yield or give the right-of-way to the ongoing traffic.
Rules for Roundabouts
- Drivers arriving at a roundabout must slow down and yield to traffic already traveling in the circle.
- Be prepared to stop for bicyclists and pedestrians in your path.
- Enter the roundabout only when there is space for you to do so.
- Use your turn signals to communicate that you will be exiting.
- If you miss your exit, drive around the circle again until you can exit safely.
- Never pass another vehicle in the roundabout.
- Do not stop while driving in the circle.
In roundabouts with more than one lane:
- Use the right lane to exit right or proceed straight.
- Use the left lane to turn left, make U-turns, or proceed straight.
- Enter the roundabout in the proper lane for your next turn to avoid switching lanes in the circle.