The benefits of roundabouts over traditional intersections with multi-way stops or traffic signals is not widely known. The Federal Highway Administration publication gives some easy-to-understand explanations for the usage of roundabouts as well as their advantages: Federal Roundabout Information (PDF).
- Watch for pedestrians
- Yield to circulating traffic
- Always drive to the right of the center island
- Signal your exit from the roundabout
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