A roundabout is a circular intersection design increasingly being used by MDOT. While some people use the term "roundabouts" and "traffic circles" interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Here's how they differ: roundabouts are typically smaller than traffic circles, and drivers must yield to vehicles already in the roundabout before entering.
Roundabouts are easy to navigate and safer than traditional intersections. Remember, traffic in the roundabout always moves counterclockwise.
- Choose your lane before entering.
- Yield to traffic already in the roundabout and to pedestrians in crosswalks.
- Use signs and pavement markings to help guide you.