How do you use a roundabout?

October 10th, 2017 by

Easy Tips to remember when using a Roundabout 

If you need a little help understanding roundabouts, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve come up with some easy tips to remember when using a roundabout. These will hopefully give you a better idea of what to do when you have to use a roundabout. Let’s take a look at the design and purpose of roundabouts first to give you a better idea of how they work.

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Design and Purpose 

Roundabouts work like a traditional intersection as they have four exits and entrances. Instead of stopping at a red light, the roundabout works by keeping traffic moving or at least not stopping for too long. Roundabouts usually have two lanes and arrows telling you where to go. Now that you know a little more about the design of a roundabout, let’s discuss the etiquette of using a roundabout.


When approaching a roundabout, you need to choose a lane. The left lane is best if you need to take a left or a U-turn. Although you can do that in the right lane, it is easier for other drivers to enter the roundabout if you stay in the left lane. If you are going straight or to the right, choose the right lane for an easier exit. You do not need to go around the entire roundabout before exiting either. Those are just some hints to help you out and when in doubt, follow the arrows.

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Those were just some easy tips to remember when using a roundabout. With practice it will become second nature. It can be tricky at first, but it functions similarly to a traditional intersection. If you are looking for a new vehicle, check out our online inventory for our available models and schedule a test drive with Speedcraft VW today! 

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