By: Albert Ware and Dan Sorgen
What is a Roundabout?
Why they are an issue
A roundabout is a
for a traditional
We have many
around our area,
and many more
are proposed to
come in the near
Improper use of double
lane roundabouts can
cause confusion for
drivers which can lead to
Roundabout are proven
to be safe with the
proper the training.
Roundabouts are proven
to reduce the rate of
accidents by 75% at
How to Drive in a Roundabout
Roundabouts are different than traditional intersections, and
requires different driving techniques. Listed below are the
steps to follow as you navigate a modern roundabout.
1. SLOW DOWN
15 miles per hour is usually about right as you approach the
2. GET IN YOUR APPROPRIOATE LANE
From the left lane you can turn around, turn left or, go
From the middle lane you can only go straight.
From the right lane you can go straight, or make a right
3. YIELD AT THE ENTRY
Yield to cars already in the roundabout. The yield sign and
pavement markings will show you where to stop if you need
How to Drive in a Roundabout cont..
4. LOOK TO THE LEFT
If there is no traffic in the circle, you don’t have to stop
simply yield and enter the circle. If traffic is present, wait
for an opening on the left and then enter the circle by
turning right into it.
5. KEEP RIGHT
Once you’re in the circle, keep right. A roundabout is a
one-way street, and the circulating car has the right of
Proceed with care to your exit. If you miss your exit,
simply go around again.
What tends to Happen in
1. People tend to drive
2. People choose not
yield to traffic in the
3. People switch lanes in
the middle of the
4. People stop when they
have the right of way
which backs up traffic.
Roundabout training should be added to all
driving schools curriculum.
If anyone is pulled over breaking the traffic
circle laws they should be required to take
a traffic class that reviews all laws and
aspects of the roundabout.
If people are unsure on how to
appropriately use the round about there
should be a website with instructional
videos to instruct proper roundabout usage.
The Game Plan
The first step would be to set up a
plan with the secretary of state
The next step would be to talk to the
The third step would be to set up
classes and a website that will
educate drivers on the proper use of
Thank You For Your Time
By Dan Sorgen and Albert Ware