Roundabout rules

Cars, pedestrians and cyclists share the roundabout Graphic provided by Transport Canada

Cars, pedestrians and cyclists share the roundabout
Graphic provided by Transport Canada

Level 2
October 2010
Adpated from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul

Approach

  • Slow down.

Yield

  • Yield to cars coming from the LEFT.
  • Yield to pedestrians (walkers).


Enter

  • When it is safe, enter to your RIGHT.

Exit

  • Signal RIGHT when you plan to exit.

Special rules

  • If you miss your exit, go around again.
  • When you hear a siren, exit the roundabout, and then pull over.

Pedestrians

  • Use the crosswalks.

Cyclists

  • Ride your bicycle through the roundabout like a car.
  • You can also walk your bicycle at crosswalks.
A 4-way stop sign Photo: Nila Gopaul

A 4-way stop sign
Photo: Nila Gopaul

Why Roundabouts?

  • Roundabouts are safer than traffic lights and four-way stops.
  • At roundabouts, there are 40 percent fewer accidents and
    80 percent fewer injuries because vehicles slow down.
  • Roundabouts also cut down on noise and pollution.
    When vehicles stop and go, they make more noise and pollution.
Emergency vehicles and accident Photo: iStockphoto

Emergency vehicles and accident
Photo: iStockphoto

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