By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Navigating roundabouts for squares

 

February 7, 2019

WSDOT

Roundabouts are intentionally designed to reduce speeds.

Unlike stop-and-go intersections, roundabouts keep traffic flowing continuously in a one-way, counter-clockwise direction. Remember that: traffic moves one-way counterclockwise.

Basic rules

There are four basic rules for roundabouts.

Rule 1: Go slow. Roundabouts are designed to force drivers to slow down as they approach. Continue slowly as you maneuver through it.

Rule 2: Traffic inside the roundabout has the right-of-way. Always yield to traffic coming from your left when entering a roundabout, only proceeding once you see a safe gap in traffic. And you don't have to stop if it's clear,...



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