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What is a Roundabout?

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.