Video: This is how you use a roundabout

Ever get a little confused when entering a roundabout? These tips and video below should help you out. 

These general rules are for all vehicles using a roundabout:

  • always keep left of the central island
  • always travel in a clockwise direction
  • give way to all vehicles who are already travelling within the roundabout
  • follow the direction of any painted lines on the road of the lane you are in

When turning left at a roundabout, follow these rules:

  • approach from the left lane
  • indicate that you are turning left before you reach the roundabout
  • stay in the left lane
  • exit in the left lane

When turning right or making a U-turn at a roundabout follow these rules:

  • approach from the right lane
  • indicate that you are turning right before you reach the roundabout
  • stay in the right lane
  • when you have past the last exit, before the one you want to get out at, indicate you are going to turn left

When driving straight through a roundabout, follow these rules: 

  • use the left or right lane and stay in that same lane, unless road markings or signs tell you otherwise
  • indicate left, if you can, after you have passed the last exit before the one you want to get out at
  • you do not need to indicate when you are coming up to the roundabout if you are going straight ahead

Check out this Street Smarts video or visit www.ors.wa.gov.au for more information on road rules.