Driving In a Roundabout
To drive in a roundabout, you slow down as you approach, yield to traffic already in the circle, make a right turn to enter the circle that loops to the left, and then make a right turn to exit the roundabout. Road signs, markings, and its design help guide drivers through a roundabout.
A roundabout saves the lives of drivers and pedestrians and greatly reduces the number and severity of crashes. A roundabout saves commute time by increasing traffic capacity 30 to 50 percent, even with vehicles traveling at slower speeds. The community also benefits from a safer landscaped intersection that lasts more than twice as long as traffic lights that have to be installed, maintained, adjusted and repaired. There is also less pollution and an increase in fuel saving because vehicles are not idling at traffic lights.
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