What is a modern Roundabout?
A modern roundabout is an intersection having one-way circulation around a center island where entering traffic must yield the right-of-way to circulating traffic.
For Vehicles Approaching a Roundabout
A driver should use the same caution as approaching any yield sign. Drivers must be prepared to stop and wait for a sufficient gap in the circulating traffic before entering the roundabout.
Vehicles already inside the circulatory roadway have the right-of-way over vehicles entering the circulation roadway.
Use the following precautions when driving a roundabout:
Signaling at a Roundabout
All the normal rules of the road apply. It is very important to be courteous and signal your intentions as you approach and drive through the roundabout.
No Signal is required for through movement, it would be courteous to signal right at your exit.
Right Turn Movement
Signal a right turn on the approach and while in the roundabout.
Left or U-Turn Movement
Signal a left turn on the approach and while in the roundabout, signal right at your exit.
This is an outer portion of the central Island of the roundabout that can be driven on. It is designed to allow large trucks, busses and emergency vehicles to maneuver around the circulating roadway. No other vehicles should drive on the apron.
If you have any questions about Roundabouts, please contact the City of Spokane, Traffic Operations Division at (509) 232-8800.
You may also find additional information on roundabouts by contacting the following web sites:
Washington Department of
Information Guide" published by the Federal Highway Administration:
Oregon Department of
Kittelson and Associates,
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