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Driving in the Roundabout

Driving in the Roundabout

East Peoria's roundabout opened in June 2012. It is a circular intersection with design features that promote safe and efficient traffic flow. East Peoria's roundabout connects West Washington Street, Clock Tower Drive and Holiday Drive in the city's new downtown development area.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, roundabouts reduce right angle, left turn and head-on collisions and improve traffic flow over traditional intersections controlled by traffic lights or stop signs.


Navigating a Roundabout
Source: Official website of Stearns County Minnesota - www.co.stearns.mn.us

Approaching the roundabout
The roundabout is near when the advance warning sign appears.

Reduce vehicle speed
Roundabouts are typically designed for 15 mph, so motorists should slow down.

Lane shift
Move to the proper lane when approaching the roundabout. Use the lane designation sign to determine the appropriate lane for navigating the roundabout.

Yield to pedestrians
Pedestrians typically cross the street in advance of the roundabout in a separate pedestrian crossing zone. Yield and watch for pedestrians.

Yield to other vehicles
Yield when entering the roundabout to other vehicles already in it.

Enter the roundabout
Enter the roundabout in the appropriate lane once a gap in vehicles becomes available.

Make right turns only
Make only right turns when entering or exiting the roundabout.

Do not stop
Once in the roundabout, continue to circulate counter-clockwise until the appropriate exit point is reached.

Exiting
Exit at the appropriate location in the roundabout. Pavement markings will assist motorists when and where to exit.


Roundabout Video

View a 2-minute video by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety about roundabouts, how to navigate one and their benefits.

Roundabout video


Additional roundabout information
Source: Washington State Department of Transportation

  • Do not stop or change lanes in the roundabout.
  • Do not drive next to large trucks in the roundabout.
  • If an emergency vehicle approaches, pull to the right before entering the roundabout. If already in the roundabout, continue to the desired exit and then pull to the right.
  • Use turn signals before exiting the roundabout.

 

 



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