What Is A Roundabout?A roundabout is a one-way circular intersection that reduces traffic congestion, while maximizing safety for all road users. Roswell's first roundabout (in photo to right)—a one-lane roundabout—was completed in 2012 at Grimes Bridge Road and Norcross Street/Warsaw Road and has been very successful.
The Houze/Hembree Roundabout, which is being constructed by Georgia Department of Transportation, will be the first two-lane roundabout on a state road.
Roundabouts are new for many drivers, but following some basic steps will help you safely navigate them.
More About Roundabouts
- City of Red Deer Roundabout Resources Site
- Watch this segment of TLC's Mythbusters where the hosts test the myth that Four-Way Stop Controlled intersections are more efficient.
How to Navigate a RoundaboutWant to learn how to safely get around a roundabout? Follow the tips below and watch this helpful video from our friends at the City of Red Deer.
- Take it Slow! Slow down as you approach the roundabout, and yield to pedestrians.
- Get into the Correct Lane. Pay attention to pavement markings and signage to ensure you're in the correct lane. Use your signal.
- Right or Straight? Stay in the outside lane.
- Left or Straight? Stay in the inner lane.
- Yield to Traffic in Both Lanes of oncoming traffic before entering the roundabout.
- Do Not Stop or Change Lanes. Stay in your lane until you exit.