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How to Drive the Roundabouts
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Thanks to Bev Minnerly and Larry Recla for passing
the following information along.
It would be nice if this video were required for every owner, renter, the
lifestyle people, snowbirds, etc. to understand this important part of our
instructor of a driving class for
seniors here in
The Villages gave out the address of a website about driving
roundabouts that people could view. It is an excellent 6 − 7 minute
video that everyone could benefit
from watching. It was produced in Washington State, but applies to roundabouts
here in Florida as well. The Florida Department of Transportation website has
the same instructions in print, but this video makes it so much easier to
understand. Click on
Rules of the Road for Driving Roundabouts.
It may take some time to download, but it is worth the wait.
website about driving roundabouts comes out of
Arizona's Department of Transportation, which tells us the reason
behind and benefits of roundabouts, explains the SLOW acronym that provides an
easy way to remember the guidelines for driving them, and is filled with other
easy to understand information. It also provides an excellent
Guide that includes the following animations:
- Choosing the proper lane.
- What to do when encountering emergency vehicles.
- Using the truck apron for large vehicles.
- Improper lane change results in crash.
- Wrong assumption leads to crash.
Sumter County has adopted
the Florida State guidelines. Copies of the regulations and guidelines are
available at the
Sumter County annex and the Sheriffs Office at the annex,
as well as at the District Customer Service office on Wedgewood Lane. Click
Sumter County Roundabout Brochure for the information found on the
Florida Department of Transportation Roundabout
Guide & Brochure
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