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Fleet Safety Tip of the Week: Driving Through Roundabouts

October 23, 2012

Many states are adding more roundabouts in an effort to improve both traffic flow and safety. But for drivers unfamiliar with roundabouts, these alternatives to the traditional intersection may seem a bit confusing.

Here are some safety tips, provided by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, on driving in a roundabout:

  • Slow down as you approach the roundabout.
  • For multi-lane roundabouts, as with any intersection, get into
the appropriate lane as you approach the roundabout.
  • Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the roadway.
  • Watch for signs or pavement markings that require or prohibit
certain movements.
  • When entering a roundabout, yield to vehicles already in the roundabout. Do not cross into the roundabout until all traffic from the left has cleared.
  • After entering the roundabout, drive in a counter-clockwise direction until you reach your exit.
  • Do not stop, pass or change lanes within a roundabout.
  • If an emergency vehicle approaches, exit the roundabout immediately and then pull over.

For more advice on driving through a roundabout, click here to view a video from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

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  1. 1. jr23 [ October 23, 2012 @ 06:37PM ]

    any state that approves these monstrosities should be sued every time there is an accident.
    NJ had the good sense to get rid of the most dangerous intersection ever conceived


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