Here’s some quick tips to help drivers navigating a roundabout:
- choose the correct lane to be in for your intended exit
- select the right lane if your intended exit is located to the right
- select the left lane if your intended exit is located to the left
- select either lane if your intended exit is located straight through.
- slow down
- read signs
- when approaching, yield to all traffic in the roundabout - including cyclists
- enter when there is a safe gap in traffic
- be aware of pedestrians crossing
- never pass another vehicle in the roundabout
- when you have reached your exit, use your right hand turn signal and exit the roundabout
Large vehicles may need to use more than one lane when approaching, within and exiting the roundabout. Within the roundabout, large vehicles may also need to use the Truck Apron. Give large vehicles plenty of room to navigate within the roundabout.
If you have not yet entered the roundabout, pull over to the right if possible and allow the emergency vehicle to pass you. If you are in the roundabout, take you intended exit and proceed beyond the Splitter Island before pulling over to the right to allow the emergency vehicle to pass you. Never stop inside the roundabout.
Never cross to the central island of the roundabout. The splitter islands will allow you to cross one direction of traffic at a time. Pedestrians should always wait for gaps in the traffic and only cross when it is safe to do so.
Experienced cyclists may ride through the roundabout as if they were any other vehicle. Before entering the roundabout, cyclists should carefully move into the centre of the appropriate travel lane. They should stay in the middle of the lane until they are clear of the roundabout. Less experienced cyclists should dismount and walk their bicycles, following the same rules that apply to pedestrians.
What do these signs mean?
There are three exits to choose from
Always yield to traffic in the roundabout
Traffic in the roundabout is always one-way