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Driving in a Roundabout

Rules for Driving in a Roundabout

  1. Slow down to the posted advisory speed.
  2. Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists as you approach the roundabout.
  3. Yield to traffic approaching on your left already in the roundabout.
  4. Travel counter clockwise within the roundabout.
  5. As you approach your exit within the roundabout, turn on your right turn signal.
  6. Truck aprons (the raised section of pavement around the central island) are not to be used by cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, bicyclists or pedestrians.
  7. Never stop in a roundabout unless to avoid a collision or to yield to a pedestrian or bicyclist in the crosswalk.
  8. To make a left turn, choose the share through/left-turn lane.
  9. To make a right turn, choose the shared through/right-turn lane.
  10. To go straight, observe the signs and arrows to see which lane is meant for through traffic.
  11. Yield to all traffic on your left already in the roundabout before entering.
  12. Stay in your designated lane.
  13. 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 turning.

Rules concerning emergency vehicles in the roundabout:

  1. Always yield to emergency vehicles.
  2. If you have not entered the roundabout, pull over and allow the emergency vehicle to pass.
  3. 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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