Correct Roundabout Procedure

When it comes to roundabouts, there is a correct way to do things and a wrong way. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t know the proper procedure for navigating a roundabout, which can lead to accidents and confusion.

In this blog post, we will discuss the correct way to drive through a roundabout. Keep reading for more information!


1) Always assume that your approach is from the 6 o’clock position


The first and most important rule of roundabout driving is always to assume that your approach to the roundabout is from the six o’clock position. This means that you should yield to all traffic already in the roundabout, regardless of where they are coming from. All traffic in the roundabout has the right-of-way, so it’s important to yield before entering. If there is no traffic in the roundabout, you can proceed without yielding.


2) Approach at the correct speed and in the right gear


Another important rule to remember is to approach the roundabout at the correct speed and in the right gear. This will help you maintain control of your vehicle as you navigate through the roundabout. It would be best if you also used your turn signal when you are about to exit the roundabout. Also, be sure to stay in your lane and do not change lanes while in the roundabout. This can cause accidents and confusion for other drivers.


3) Always signal your intentions clearly


As we mentioned before, it’s important to signal your intentions clearly when driving through a roundabout. This means using your turn signals to let other drivers know what you’re doing. It would help if you also avoided sudden braking or accelerating, as this can confuse other drivers and cause accidents. In addition, always remember to yield to pedestrians and cyclists who may be crossing the roundabout.


What not to do


Now that we’ve gone over the correct way to drive through a roundabout let’s talk about what not to do. First of all, never stop in the middle of a roundabout. This can cause accidents and is against the law in most states. Secondly, never cut off other drivers while in the roundabout. This is both dangerous and rude. Finally, never pass other vehicles while in the roundabout. This could lead to an accident or cause confusion for other drivers.


Also, be aware that some roundabouts have yield signs instead of stop signs. This means that you should slow down and be prepared to stop, but you don’t necessarily have to come to a complete stop. However, always yield to traffic already in the roundabout.


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