Motoring Editorial published in the September 2016 edition of The Billboard:
How to Navigate a Traffic Circle Correctly:
Traffic circles are there to help ease congestion and maintain a steady flow. If you’re not used to them, circles in big cities can be a tad overwhelming – people have been known to head in the wrong direction.
The general rule is to yield to your right; there are exceptions, though, so watch out for any surprise yield-signs.
- Slow down as you approach the roundabout. Only stop if you need to.
- Don’t enter a traffic circle at too high a speed; doing so could cause an accident.
- Make sure you look at all signage and road markings to ensure you know which lane you should be in to take the exit you’re looking for.
- When you’re about to approach your exit, indicate out of the circle and check your corresponding blind spot before proceeding.
- Pay close attention to the cars around you – many drivers use a circle incorrectly.
Text supplied by Women on Wheels magazine