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Roundabouts - How roundabouts work
- Brochure - "Rules for driving roundabouts" - Usage and safety information.
- "All About Wisconsin Roundabouts" - Benefits and use of roundabouts in Wisconsin Playing time: 00:11:10 Video transcript
- "WisDOT Roundabout Educational Video: Take it Slow. How to navigate a multi-lane roundabout" Playing time: 00:02:09
- US 41 Project "Take it Slow" and four main
Take it slow | Yield to the left | Don't pass in a roundabout | Choose the correct lane
- WisDOT engineers interviewed by WisconsinEye - Sept. 12, 2012
- From a driver's perspective, experience how to drive
through a series of multi-lane roundabouts:
Even though this particular simulation is from the US 41/Mason Street interchange in Brown County, you will see that it is very important to choose your lane prior to entering any multi-lane roundabout to ensure you get to your destination.
Note - Click the arrows or symbols in the lower left corner of the animation window to view various roundabout maneuvers.
Driving vehicles in a roundabout
- Slow down.
- Watch for and obey traffic signs.
- Move into the correct lane for the direction you want to travel.
- Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists as you enter and exit the roundabout.
- Look to the left for traffic.
- Enter when it is safe.
- Keep your speed low and stay in your lane within the roundabout (do not change lanes within the roundabout).
- Exit carefully to your destination. Use your right-turn signal, in front of the splitter island just prior to your exit, to indicate your intention to exit.
Driving bicycles in a roundabout
- If you are riding on the shoulder or bike lane, merge into the traffic lane before the shoulder ends.
- Signal your intent to move into traffic.
- Once inside the roundabout, don't hug the curb.
- Ride close to the middle of the lane to prevent cars from passing and cutting you off.
- Watch for cars waiting to enter the roundabout, as they may not see you.
- If you do not want to ride your bike in the roundabout, use the sidewalk and proceed as a pedestrian.
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