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Round and Round the Roundabout

Roundabouts and traffic circles are not new to British Columbia, but if the ... site explains Rules of the Roundabout , a How to Use Roundabouts and has videos to watch and learn from. Of course, ... to Todd Stone about the lack of wording specific to "Roundabouts" and/or "Traffic Circles" in the BC MVA.  In my ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 13 comments

Roundabouts and Traffic Circles

... Traffic circles (20 m or less in diameter) and roundabouts (30 m or more in diameter) are becoming popular in British ... the single lane situation. There are many pluses for roundabouts. Stop signs are eliminated, drivers tend to pay more attention and ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/20 - 16:25 - 2 comments

Do Roundabouts and Traffic Circles Make You Dizzy?

Love them or hate them, roundabouts and traffic circles are a fact of life for BC drivers. They slow ... to let the emergency vehicle pass by. Multiple lane roundabouts require planning before you enter them. If you intend to turn right ... roundabout. Reference Links: How to Use Roundabouts - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Other ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 2 comments

Resistance to Roundabouts

... used by the province indicates on page 139 that: Roundabouts shall be considered as the first option for intersection designs ... solution was not selected for that location. This roundabouts “first” policy supports the province’s Climate Action ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/31 - 13:00 - 10 comments

VIDEO - Are Roundabouts Really Better Than a Traffic Signal?

... Road Guy Rob and this time around he's taking a look at roundabouts. He says that traffic signals are not scary but roundabouts can be, especially if you've never driven one before. Are these ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/12/16 - 22:20 - 2 comments

The Difficulty With Stop Signs

... by 37% and fatal collisions by 90% . So, until roundabouts become common in British Columbia, keep in mind that more than half ... more yield and fewer stop signs.  I do agree that the roundabouts are still safest in many situations, only a little frustrating when ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/13 - 12:31 - 8 comments

Turning Left Over Solid Lines

... intersection arguement, that's a perfect example why Roundabouts should be engineered into all intersections.  It's a small ... to execute a roundabout in the their intended purpose, but roundabouts are still the SAFEST and efficient execution of an intersection. ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/07/18 - 14:00 - 9 comments

VIEWPOINT - Being the Best Driver in Victoria is Exhausting

... aggressive, uneducated or just plain entitled so they use roundabouts like a merge procedure and just continue on without "yielding". ...

JesseB - 2021/12/21 - 09:19 - 7 comments

Q&A - Cycle Lane Confusion in Kelowna

... direction and getting tangled up. Yes, some of the roundabouts in Kelowna do seem to direct the cyclist onto the sidewalk and I ... https://www.tranbc.ca/2020/07/02/how-to-safely-use-roundabouts-in-bc/ When I am cycling on a shared path and I have room to ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/07/27 - 13:51 - 16 comments

CASE LAW - Trytko v Kafafi

... inept people in our Governments.  Traffic circles/roundabouts have been in use here for a long, long time.  I think the ... sub-section to 173 of the MVA (Quoted above) to cover roundabouts right of way. To do so would negate the "necessity" for ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/20 - 08:00 - 14 comments

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