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Roundabouts - How roundabouts work
Brochures - Using roundabouts and safety information
- "Rules for driving roundabouts"
- How to drive through a roundabout, CHOOSE YOUR LANE before entering a roundabout
- How to drive through a roundabout, ALWAYS YIELD to all circulating traffic
- Driving a roundabout, TURN BY TURN
- What to do when an EMERGENCY VEHICLE approaches a roundabout
- How to drive a multi-lane roundabout, LARGE TRUCKS (with semi trailers)
- Using a roundabout, PEDESTRIANS and BICYCLISTS
- "All About Wisconsin Roundabouts" - Benefits and use of roundabouts in Wisconsin. Playing time: 00:11:10 Video transcript
- "WisDOT roundabout television commercial: Take it Slow" Playing time: 00:00:30
- WisDOT roundabout educational video: Take it Slow. How to navigate a multi-lane roundabout" and four main safety tips Playing time: 00:02:09
- Take it slow Playing time: 00:00:26
- Yield to the left Playing time: 00:00:30
- Don't pass in a roundabout Playing time: 00:00:23
- Choose the correct lane Playing time: 00:01:02
- 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.
- US 41/Mason St. roundabout, southbound Playing time: 00:02:43 Video transcript
- US 41/Mason St. roundabout, westbound Playing time: 00:02:44 Video transcript
- Animation - "How to use a roundabout" - Interactive
animation demonstrating proper usage of roundabouts.
Note - Click the arrows or symbols in the lower left corner of the animation window to view various roundabout maneuvers.
- WisDOT engineers interviewed by WisconsinEye - Sept. 12, 2012
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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