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Fresno State Police Department

How to Drive a Roundabout

Below are some basic tips for driving in a roundabout.

For full directions, please see the "How to drive a roundabout," PDF provided by Omni-means.

When approaching a roundabout

  • reduce your speed
  • watch for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • be prepared to stop if necessary, i.e. yield to circulating traffic on the left

Within a roundabout

  • do not stop except to avoid a collision
  • you have the right-of-way over entering traffic
  • always keep to the right of the central island and travel in a counterclockwise direction

Exiting a roundabout

  • maintain a slow speed upon exiting the roundabout
  • always indicate your exit using your right turn signal

Contact Information

Emergency - Call 911

P 559.278.2950
F 559.278.7538

Traffic Operations
2311 E Barstow Ave
Mail Stop PO14
Fresno, CA 93740

Business Hours

7:00 am - 4:30 pm