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Three Little Tricks & Reminders About Roundabouts

Posted Mar 24th, 2021 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Auto Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Although roundabouts may be intimidating to a lot of drivers, they were created to improve safety. When used properly, they help improve drivers’ efficiency.


Three Little Tricks & Reminders About Roundabouts, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

As drivers, we get comfortable and sometimes forget to pay full attention to the road ahead – or in this case, the roundabout ahead. Here are some of the most critical things to remember when approaching a roundabout to ensure optimal safety.

The Best Three Roundabout Safety Tips for Drivers

#1 Be Certain & Take Your Time

For your safety and the safety of others, it is best to wait if you are uncertain. Always take your time entering a roundabout. Other drivers will appreciate your certainty rather than rushing in and making a dangerous mistake. Also, be sure to leave extra room for transport trucks and never try to beat them into the roundabout.

#2 Avoid Complications

This goes for any driver in any situation, not just in roundabouts. If you don’t need to make unnecessary lane changes, then don’t. It is in the interest of your safety and the safety of pedestrians and other drivers. A simple route is the best route. If you don’t need to pass other drivers, it is best to avoid this as well. The more complications you create in a roundabout, the more likely you are to risk safety.

#3 Don’t Stop

If there is one thing you shouldn’t do in a roundabout, it’s a stop. Keep going, that’s what roundabouts are designed for. If you miss your exit, never stop, just continue moving along with the other drivers. You need to keep the flow of the roundabout moving. The only exception to this safety rule is to let emergency vehicles ahead or stopping to avoid a collision.

Now that you know how to safely navigate roundabouts you can approach them with confidence and certainty. Keep these tips in mind so you can drive through safely and keep other drivers safe, too.

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