Roundabout Information for Motorists


  • Upon approaching the roundabout, slow down to the advisory speed limit. 
  • Be sure to look for pedestrians in or about to enter the crosswalk, let them cross, it's the law. 
  • Before entering the roundabout, yield to traffic on your left.  All traffic entering the roundabout must yield to traffic already in the roundabout.
  • Be prepared to stop if there is not a sufficient gap in circulating traffic. All traffic is moving in a counter-clockwise direction.
  • Enter the roundabout when there is a sufficient gap. 
  • Proceed around the roundabout slowly to your exit. Do not stop in the roundabout. 
  • Exit carefully, using your right turn signal. 
  • Watch for pedestrians in or approaching the crosswalk and stop for them. Drivers/Cyclists must give way to pedestrians on both sides of a pedestrian crossing unless that crossing is divided by a raised traffic island.
  • Do not accelerate until after crossing the pedestrian crosswalk.
  • Do not enter the roundabout when emergency vehicles are approaching on another leg; allow vehicles in the roundabout to clear in front of emergency.

Roundabouts are designed to accommodate large vehicles, including fire trucks. the paved "truck apron" around the center island is intended to provide extra space for the trailing wheels of large trucks while driving around the roundabout.

Aerial View of Roundabout with Traffic