TAMC

Transportation Agency for Monterey County

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HOW DO YOU DRIVE THROUGH A ROUNDABOUT?

Driving a car:

Driving a large vehicle (bus, truck or emergency vehicle):

If I am a pedestrian or riding a bicycle:

ARE ROUNDABOUTS REALLY SAFER?

Find out why roundabouts are a safer choice than other types of controlled intersections in this video:

Modern Roundabouts: A Safer Choice US FHWA

How do roundabouts affect traffic flow?
Roundabouts are more efficient than other types of intersections because they are yield-controlled.  Just think about how much time you would save if you didn’t have to stop at the red light or stop sign.  Still not convinced?  Take a look at what Jaime Hyneman and Alan Savage, of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters” found when they tested the efficiency of a stop-controlled intersection versus a roundabout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvoFjirrgYA

Can roundabouts accommodate larger vehicles?

The answer is yes!  See how oversized trucks drive through roundabouts in this video:

Are roundabouts safe for pedestrians?

Roundabouts can reduce pedestrian collisions by 75% and diminish the severity of injuries by slowing the speed of vehicles through the intersection. To learn more about what features make roundabouts safer than other intersections watch this video:

Music videos inspired by roundabouts