THE RULES OF ROUNDABOUTS
While single lane roundabouts are easy to navigate, we understand that multilane roundabouts may be confusing. There are two key rules to navigating multilane roundabouts:
Check the signs & choose the correct lane. Similar to a traditional intersection, check the signs and road markings to choose the correct lane before you enter a roundabout. Typically, the right lane is for through movements and right turns, and the left lane is for through movements and left turns. But each roundabout may be different, so check the signs. Maintain your lane. You should not switch to the outside lane to “exit” the roundabout.
Yield to both lanes. The traffic inside the roundabout has the right-of-way, so make sure you yield to both lanes before entering. A roundabout entry is not the same as a freeway entry, so resist the urge to merge.
Remember at all Roundabouts
- Slow down
- Yield to pedestrians
- Look left; circulate counterclockwise