One of the great features of the circular intersections is the ability for vehicles travelling in entirely different directions to enter without getting in the way of each other. For the most part, they work well.
In fact, roundabouts work so well Warragul now has three new ones on Mason Street. But there is one simple rule drivers need to remember to keep traffic moving: if you can’t exit, don’t enter.
“You should not enter a roundabout unless you can safely exit,” a VicRoads spokesperson confirmed to the Baw Baw Citizen.
These rules exist for all intersections, but it seems many people forget when entering roundabouts.
Blocking a roundabout can mean blocking traffic in many directions. It can turn a momentary jam into gridlock, the likes of which towns as small as ours should not experience.
It’s a small problem, I know, but that means it’s one we can fix.