Graphic of a roundabout layout accompanied with safety tips as described in the paragraph body.The benefits of roundabouts over traditional intersections with multi-way stops or traffic signals is not widely known. The Federal Highway Administration publication gives some easy-to-understand explanations for the usage of roundabouts as well as their advantages: Federal Roundabout Information (PDF).

Safety tips

  • Watch for pedestrians
  • Yield to circulating traffic
  • Always drive to the right of the center island
  • Signal your exit from the roundabout


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