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Letter: Information on roundabouts available from DOT site

5:38 PM, Mar. 16, 2013  |  Comments

I am writing in response to Mr. Len Tews' letter of February 26 to the Oshkosh Northwestern. We were sorry to learn of his crash and want to respond to his questions and concerns regarding roundabouts.

1. Should you signal when you exit? Use your right-turn signal, in front of the splitter island just prior to your exit, to indicate your intention to exit.

2. Does the inside lane have rights over the outside lane? Regardless of the lane you are in, motorists inside the roundabout must stay in their lane until exiting. Both the inside lane and the outside lane have the right of way over vehicles entering the roundabout. Vehicles in ANY lane entering the roundabout have to YIELD to those already in the roundabout.

3. Are the arrow signs above the road and those on the street mandatory or suggested? The arrows on the black and white signs are mandatory. These signs are regulatory signs, meaning they need to be followed per state statute.

For more information, check out our website at: www.us41wisconsin.com where you can find:

? Roundabout videos

? Roundabout Interactive-animation driving simulators

? Roundabout brochures

? Roundabout FAQs

? Roundabout design manuals

? Roundabout education outreach

Our goal is to provide a safe and reliable transportation system. Roundabouts work. They increase safety while moving traffic more efficiently.

Colleen Harris

Deputy Director, WisDOT Northeast Region

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