WHAT TO DO IF it's my first time driving at a roundabout?
  1. Slow down, then look for wayfinding signs. These will help guide you to the exit you want to go. 
  2. Check to make sure there are no pedestrians crossing. 
  3. Wait for an appropriate gap in traffic before entering. If you do not feel comfortable entering the roundabout, you can wait until you feel safe entering. 
  4. Once you enter the roundabout stay in your lane. 
  5. When ready to exit, use your right turn signal, stay within your lane and exit.

Roundabouts are a relatively new type of intersection. There are many people who will be using a roundabout for the first time. Since roundabouts are new to our area, please expect a short adjustment period as motorists get used to driving them.

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1. Why are roundabouts being utilized more at intersections?
2. How is the size of a roundabout determined?
3. Can a roundabout handle the same traffic volume as a signalized intersection?
4. GENERAL - Why is there a negative perception of roundabouts?
5. GENERAL - What is a mini-roundabout?
6. MULTILANE - For multilane roundabouts, how do I know the proper lane for the direction I wish to travel?
7. MULTILANE - If two vehicles side-by-side approach a multilane roundabout at the same time, which motorist has the right-of-way?
8. SAFETY - Are roundabouts safe for pedestrians?
9. SAFETY - What about bicyclists? Is it safe for them?
10. SAFETY - Are roundabouts more difficult for inexperienced drivers to maneuver through?
11. SAFETY - If roundabouts are so safe, why aren't they used at every intersection?
12. WHAT TO DO IF an emergency vehicle is entering a roundabout?
13. WHAT TO DO IF it's my first time driving at a roundabout?
14. WHAT TO DO IF a large truck enters the roundabout?