Taken from the CA driver's handbook. Not a bd explanation really:
A roundabout is an intersection where traffic travels around a central island in a counter-clockwise direction.
Vehicles entering or exiting the roundabout must yield to all traffic including pedestrians.
When you approach a roundabout:
• Slow down as you approach the roundabout.
• Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the roadway.
• Watch for signs and/or pavement markings that guide you or prohibit certain movements.
• Enter the roundabout when there is a big enough gap in traffic.
• Drive in a counter-clockwise direction. Do not stop or pass other vehicles.
• Use your turn signals when you change lanes or exit the roundabout.
• If you miss your exit, continue around until you return to your exit. For roundabouts with multiple lanes, choose your
entry or exit lane based on your destination as shown in the graphic. For example, to:
• Turn right at the intersection, choose the right-hand lane and exit in the right-hand lane.
• Go straight through the intersection, choose either lane, and exit in the lane you entered.
• Turn left, choose the left lane, and exit.
Seems simple enough, right?!? Hit one of these things in D.C. and almost got creamed by a driver with out-of state plates that had no idea where he was going or how to get through this thing. You could see the "oh-no" expression on his face. His poor Wife was clinging onto anything she could grab onto in the passenger side!
Play Hard, Ride Safe
Post Edited (RaptorFA) : 1/6/2012 9:05:42 PM GMT