Blogs » Law and Legal Services » Deutshmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG


Deutshmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
Return to Blog 
Paquette Travers & Deutschmann, Personal Injury & Disability Lawyers Logo

Roundabouts a proven to reduce the severity of accidents at intersections but require drivers to follow traffic rules in order to reduce the number of accidents. They improve road saety and move traffic more efficiently. After driving through one today, I thought a brief review of the rules would be in order. I took these from the Region of Waterloo's website.

Driver Tips

  • Think ahead and look ahead.
  • Pedestrians go first. When entering or exiting the roundabout, drivers should yield the crosswalk to pedestrians.
  • Don't pass a vehicle that is slowing down as it approaches a crosswalk. There may be a pedestrian in the crosswalk.
  • Don't block the crosswalk.
  • If you think you don't have enough time to watch for pedestrians, slow down. Don't accelerate until you are past the crosswalk at your exit.

How do I signal at a roundabout?

  • When taking the first exit (turning right):
  • Signal right and approach in the right-hand lane.
  • Keep to the right in the roundabout and continue signalling right to leave.
  • When going straight through:
    • Select the appropriate lane on approach to and in the roundabout.
    • Stay in this lane until you need to exit the roundabout.
    • Signal right after you have passed the exit before the one you want. Exit directly from the lane in which you are travelling.
  • When taking the last exit (to go left) or going full circle (u-turn):
    • Signal left and approach in the left-hand lane.
    • Keep to the left in the roundabout and signal as soon as you have passed the exit before the one you want. Exit directly from the lane in which you are travelling.

Pedestrian Tips

Getting Started

  • Step up to the curb of the marked pedestrian crossing, extend your arm and point your finger across the crosswalk.
  • Do not start to cross if a driver cannot safely stop for you.
  • Look and listen for a safe gap in the traffic flow before crossing.
  • As you cross, keep pointing until you reach the far side of the road.
  • Keep watching all the way across. As you cross a multi-lane roundabout, watch for a driver coming in the next lane. Make sure that the driver sees you.
  • Do NOT cut across the middle of the roundabout.
  • Use the splitter island. This will let you cross one direction of traffic at a time. Wait on the splitter island if needed until there is a gap in the traffic flow.


Posted on Monday, Jul 07, 2014 - 09:55:00 AM EST
 Comments  (0) Post a Comment 
   By Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - Visit Our Business Directory Listing  |   Return to Blog 

Blogs Home   |   Start a Blog   |   Subscribe To Blog
News   |   Announcements   |   Events Calendar
Contact The News Editor   |   News FAQs

    <<     September  2020     
S M Tu W Th F S
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      
Jump to:

Article Categories
Disability Law
Car Insurance
Law Enforcement
Personal Injury Law

Recent Articles
Drug Impaired Driving
Auto insurance deductibles unfair to seniors, homemakers, children and the disabled.
Should We Name and Shame Impaired Drivers?
Brain Injury and Psychiatric Illness
Women and Concussion
Feds Pushing Provinces to Stiffen Distracted Driving Laws
Government Proposing Tax on Employer Health Benefits
NFL Settles $30 Million CTE Lawsuit
Undiagnosed Concussions Common Following Car Accidents
Stunt Driving - What it is, What it will cost you
Construction Season Ramping Up, Again
Lawyer Fees
TBI Diagnosis with A Microwave Helmet
Are Ride Hailing Apps Reducing Drunk Driving Rates?
Using Microwaves to Catch Post TBI Brain Bleeds
Outdoor Adventures Aren't Without Dangers
Who has the right of way in designated cyclist lanes?
Are Young Athletes Really Ready to Return to Play Post-Concussion?
Spit Test May Indicate Severity of Concussions in Children
Wildlife strikes can be deadly

Articles by Month of Posting
January 2018
January 2017
January 2016
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
August 2012
July 2012
May 2012
April 2012