Government of New Brunswick

A roundabout is a circular intersection in which vehicles drive counter clockwise around a central island. Vehicles entering the roundabout yield to vehicles already in the circle, then enter the roundabout and exit at their desired roadway.

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Motorists

  1. As you approach a roundabout, reduce your speed, check for signage, watch for pedestrians and be prepared to stop.
     
  2. Yield the right-of-way to vehicles already in the roundabout which will be approaching immediately from the left. The vehicles already in the roundabout have the right-of-way, so you may have to stop.
     
  3. When there is a sufficient opening in the traffic, enter into the roundabout to your right, and drive counter clockwise.
     
  4. Once you are in the roundabout, follow the steady flow of traffic. You cannot pass another vehicle or stop in the roundabout unless it is necessary to avoid an accident. If you miss your exit, you can do an extra trip around the traffic circle in order to get another opportunity to exit the intersection.
     
  5. Always use your signal light as you leave the roundabout, check for pedestrians at the crosswalks and be prepared to stop.
      
 

Pedestrians

  1. Use the crosswalks provided.
      
  2. Use the sidewalks as provided and wait for an opening in the traffic to cross.
      
  3. Don’t walk into the roundabout by going across the middle of the circle.
      

 

Cyclists

Experienced cyclists can travel through the roundabout with vehicles as a motorist, following the same rules. Less experienced cyclists or those uncomfortable with proceeding as a motorist; may dismount and walk their bicycle using the pedestrian crosswalks provided.