Roundabout Navigation

How do you drive a roundabout?

There are a few key points to remember when driving a roundabout:

  • Yield to other drivers within the roundabout. For multilane RBTs, you must yield to BOTH lanes of circulating traffic
  • Do not change lanes or pass others.
  • Do not stop within the roundabout.
  • Avoid driving next to large trucks.
  • Use your turn signal before exiting the roundabout.
Roundabout Navigation Descriptions

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  • SLOW DOWN when approaching a roundabout.
  • SELECT the correct lane. For multi-lane roundabouts, stay left if you intend to make a left or u-turn.
  • WATCH for pedestrians in the crosswalk.
  • WATCH for bicyclists and allow them to merge into the entry lane.
  • YIELD to traffic already in the roundabout.
  • MERGE into the traffic flow when it is safe.
  • DO NOT STOP in the roundabout except to avoid a collision. Continue through the roundabout until you reach your exit.
  • DO NOT PASS other vehicles. Maintain a slow speed through the roundabout.
  • EXIT the roundabout immediately if an emergency vehicle approaches, and then pull over.
  • YIELD to pedestrians and bicyclists when exiting the roundabout.
  • ALWAYS USE CROSSWALKS. Cross only at crosswalks, and always stay on the designated walkways.
  • NEVER cross to the central island.
  • USE PEDESTRIAN REFUGE in the splitter island. It allows you to cross the roundabout one approach at a time and check for approaching traffic.
  • BE SAFE. Only cross when drivers see you and stop for you, or wait until there is an adequate gap.
  • RIDE LIKE A CAR. If you are comfortable riding in traffic, follow the same rules as vehicles and yield when entering the roundabout.
  • WALK LIKE A PEDESTRIAN. If you are uncomfortable riding in traffic, walk you bicycle as a pedestrian on the sidewalk and in the crosswalks.