The Ins and Outs of Driving Safely Through Roundabouts

Today, I want to talk to you about how to navigate roundabouts in Florida. Now roundabouts are typically smaller than traffic circles and typically don’t have any sort of stop signs or traffic signals at them. So they’re a much smaller type of circle that you would encounter here in Florida. When you approach a roundabout slow down and always yield to traffic already in the circle. So as you approach it and look to the left, If there’s already a car in the circle, you need to yield to that car, If there’s space you can enter the circle, and continue around making sure you use your signals when you’re going to exit the circle whether it’s going to be the first right or second right, or if you have to do a full U-turn, you want to make sure that you indicate what direction you’re going. Once you’re in the circle though you do need to be careful of pedestrians and watch out and make sure that no one’s crossing in any crosswalks in the circle because you do need to yield to pedestrians. So, again as you approach the traffic circle or the roundabout you’re going to yield to cars already in the roundabout and make sure you signal when you’re exiting that roundabout. If you have any further questions feel free to give us a call here at Zweben Law Group.