Driving in a Roundabout
Rules for Driving in a Roundabout
- Slow down to the posted advisory
- Yield to pedestrians and
bicyclists as you approach the roundabout.
- Yield to traffic approaching on
your left already in the roundabout.
- Travel counter clockwise within
- As you approach your exit within
the roundabout, turn on your right turn signal.
- Truck aprons (the raised section
of pavement around the central island) are not to be used by
cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, bicyclists or pedestrians.
- Never stop in a roundabout unless
to avoid a collision or to yield to a pedestrian or bicyclist in
- To make a left turn, choose the
share through/left-turn lane.
- To make a right turn, choose the
shared through/right-turn lane.
- To go straight, observe the signs
and arrows to see which lane is meant for through traffic.
- Yield to all traffic on your left
already in the roundabout before entering.
- Stay in your designated lane.
- Avoid driving next to or passing
large trucks approaching and maneuvering through a roundabout as
trucks might cross into other lanes or onto the truck apron when
Rules concerning emergency
vehicles in the roundabout:
- Always yield to emergency
- If you have not entered the
roundabout, pull over and allow the emergency vehicle to pass.
- If you have entered the
roundabout, continue to your exit, then once beyond the splitter
island, pull over and allow the emergency vehicles to pass.
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