HOW TO USE A CIRCULAR INTERSECTION
APPROACHING AND ENTERING:
- When approaching a roundabout SLOW DOWN and be prepared to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
- Pull up to the Yield Line, look to the left and check for approaching traffic within the roundabout, CIRCULATING TRAFFIC HAS THE RIGHT- OF-WAY.
- Enter the roundabout when there is an adequate gap in traffic.
EXITING THE ROUNDABOUT:
- Once you have entered the roundabout, proceed counterclockwise to your exit point. YOU now have the right-of-way.
- As you approach your exit, use your RIGHT TURN SIGNAL.
- Watch for pedestrians in crosswalks and be prepared to yield.
- Exit the roundabout.
BE PREPARED FOR:
Emergency vehicles - Do not enter a roundabout when emergency vehicles are approaching, pull to the side. If in a roundabout, immediately exit and pull to the side. NEVER STOP IN A ROUNDABOUT.
Bicyclists - Bicyclists have the option to function as a vehicle or pedestrian when using a roundabout. When acting as a vehicle, they will follow the same rules. NEVER OVERTAKE A BICYCLIST ACTING AS A VEHICLE IN A ROUNDABOUT.
Pedestrians - Motorists must yield to pedestrians when entering and exiting a roundabout. Pedestrians will use crosswalks and splinter islands to cross each leg of a roundabout.