ISP Gives Tips on Driving in a Roundabout

Later on Wednesday, motorists will see a new roundabout on SR 61 at New Harmony/Shelton Road.

With that being said, Indiana State Police and the Warrick County Sheriff's Office want to remind drivers how to safely navigate through a roundabout.

Roundabouts are new to Warrick County, and the Boonville By-Pass project includes three roundabouts.

Those roundabouts are located at SR 61 (Boonville Bypass) and Millersburg Road, New Harmony Road at Eskew Road, and SR 61 at New Harmony/Shelton Road.

Once SR 61 is open, drivers will be able to travel from Boonville to Lynnville. The Boonville By-Pass west of SR 61 isn't scheduled to open until later this year.

The proper way to drive through a roundabout:

  1. Slow down and stay in your lane
  2. Yield to vehicles already in the roundabout
  3. Obey one-way signs at all times
  4. When traffic is clear, merge to the right and stay in your lane
  5. Avoid stopping in a roundabout
  6. Yield to pedestrians and bicycles when there is a crosswalk
  7. When exiting, signal and exit to the right
  8. Left turns are completed by circling around the center island and then making a right turn to exit

Be advised that all roundabouts in Warrick County are single lane.

Indiana law requires motorists to yield right-of-way to semi-trucks while driving inside a roundabout.

According to INDOT, roundabouts reduce crashes involving injuries and fatalities.

(This story was originally published August 9, 2017)

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