Roundabouts are easy to drive. Just yield, look left and turn right. Once you are in a roundabout, you have the right-of-way.
SLOW DOWN and yield to any pedestrians.
Yield to the traffic in the roundabout; they have the right-of-way.
Enter when traffic allows, then keep moving; you have the right-of-way.
Drive counterclockwise to your exit point.
Use your right turn blinker to indicate when you are exiting.
Approaching and Entering
Slow down and yield to pedestrians when approaching a roundabout.
Be prepared to stop.
All traffic circulates counterclockwise, and circulating traffic has the right-of-way.
Look to the left for traffic in the roundabout.
Wait for a gap in the traffic, and enter when traffic permits.
Once in the roundabout, you have the right-of-way, so keep moving.
Exiting the Roundabout
Once you have entered the roundabout, drive counterclockwise to your exit point.
Again, you have the right-of-way, so keep moving.
As you approach your exit, use your right turn signal.
Keep an eye out for pedestrians in the crosswalks, and be prepared to stop.
Do not enter the roundabout when emergency vehicles are approaching – pull to the right side. If you are in the roundabout, exit immediately, and pull to the right side. Do not stop in the roundabout.
Bicyclists have a choice when they are approaching a roundabout. They can use the ramps provided at each approach to the roundabout; then they can go through the roundabout using the sidewalks and crosswalks as a pedestrian. Only confident riders should “claim a lane” and travel through the roundabout as a vehicle.
Vehicles must yield to pedestrians. Pedestrians should use crosswalks and splitter islands to cross each lane of traffic. The pedestrian crossings are on the streets feeding into the roundabout; pedestrians do not cross to the center island.
Large trucks and buses may drive on the raised center apron while going through a roundabout. The truck apron is raised about 3 inches to discourage cars from using it. Trucks must follow the same rules as other motorists for entering, driving, and exiting a roundabout.