An circular intersection, known in other parts of the world as a roundabout or traffic
circle. By far the best form of intersection, as traffic
required to stop, however the advantages of rotaries are often negated
by drivers who are too stupid to properly navigate them.
There are a few rules to rotaries.
has right of way.
#2. The outside lane is for taking the first
or second exits only. You may not go all the way around the rotary
in the outside lane.
#3. The inside
lane may be used for going beyond the first
#4. Once inside
, do not stop. Rotaries are designed
so that traffic inside
does not have to stop, if you stop, drivers behind you will not be expecting it, causing the risk of a rear-end collision. If you cannot
get to your
drive around the rotary
Ever since they installed that new rotary, traffic
has moved much more smoothly.
in an SUV talking on a cell nearly sideswiped
me when he/she couldn't stay in his/her own lane in the rotary!