Roundabouts are a relatively new type of intersection as compared to conventional intersection control types (traffic signals and stop signs).
Many motorists that are not familiar with driving roundabouts can feel uneasy and concerned that other drivers may not follow the rules at a roundabout. Once motorists become familiar with safely driving through a roundabout, they will notice the improved traffic flow and feel at ease.
Since roundabouts are new to our area, please expect a short adjustment period as motorists get used to driving them. Some drivers may stop at the yield sign or need a larger gap in traffic than others before they proceed to enter the roundabout – this reinforces the safety aspect of a roundabout. Drivers can take their time and enter when they feel it is safe to do so.