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  1. Specific to Modern Roundabouts are these four rules for motorists:
    1. Slow down,
    2. Yield to pedestrians,
    3. Look left and yield to drivers already in the circular roadway (all lanes if more than one),
    4. Signal your exit (keeps things moving).

    Signaling left until you’re ready to exit will also help motorists not jump in front as you go around. At a multi-lane modern roundabout, like any other multi-lane intersection, motorists should watch for the lane use signs that tell you which lane to be in based on where you want to go. Like other complex intersections, sometimes only the left lane can turn left, sometimes it can turn left and go through, and some times it can go left, through or right. With multi-lane roundabouts entering drivers should yield to all lanes approaching them and not change lanes inside the roundabout.

  2. I just hope that people do not think they need to yield when a car is on the other side of the roundabout. A few times in BC, I have had cars come to a full stop before entering the roundabout, even though there was plenty of room to merge in. The whole concept of a roundabout is to keep traffic moving. Think of it more of merging.