Washtenaw County Roundabout Enforcement/Education Initiative

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – The first time experiencing a traffic roundabout can be a bit scary and confusing.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Ann Arbor Police Department and Pittsfield Department of Public Safety will step up patrols in designated high-crash roundabouts in Washtenaw County. Officers will conduct traffic stops for violations and will also hand out educational pamphlets to motorists.

This takes place from April 4 through May 1. The goal is to reduce crashes at the 18 roundabouts in Washtenaw County. Most crashes occur due to failing to yield and improper lane usage (turning from the wrong lane).

How to Drive a Roundabout:

• Choose your lane before entering

• Yield to traffic already in the roundabout

• Yield to pedestrian in crosswalks

• Use signs and pavement marking to help you guide

(Michigan Department of Transportation-MDOT)

A special thanks to the Washtenaw County Road Commission and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for providing educational support. Listed below are several links that will assist the public in understanding and navigating a roundabout more effectively and safely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bl5I897ddI

http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9615_53039—,00.html

http://www.wcroads.org/faq/roundabouts/

https://www.facebook.com/yieldisyourshield/

 

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