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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, ... a question regarding the correct procedure for two lane roundabouts and I'm hoping I can explain this clearly. Specifically, I have ...

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

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 - 12 comments

Right Turn on Red

... tire and brake wear. On edit - traffic circles or roundabouts are the ideal substitutes for stop signs and traffic lights, ... that it's safe to proceed. I have to disagree about roundabouts, solely because most of the traffic engineering of that sort I've ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/04/11 - 07:32 - 10 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

We Need Another Sign

... Europe and several North American cities have proven that roundabouts are far more efficient at keeping traffic flowing than our ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/05/13 - 10:25 - 3 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

A Yellow Traffic Light Means Stop

... your thoughts on the proposal for more traffic circles or "roundabouts" ? Good or bad idea? It's worth mentioning ... ... that ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/02/20 - 16:39 - 3 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

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