This article is reprinted from a British journal ("Drive Alive") in an effort to help American drivers adjust to, and cope with situations such as traffic circles (roundabouts) in the United Kingdom. The traffic circle is treated as a complicated intersection ("junction" in British parlance) and basic approach and preparation for it remain the same: check the mirror, signal your intention, and start the manoeuver. A "hazard drill" is described which can be employed for the safe negotiation of the traffic circle. The hazard drill is defined as a series of actions which when correctly applied will result in the vehicle being placed in the correct position on the road, travelling at the correct speed, in the correct gear, without prejudice to other road users. Diagrams are used to illustrate entry points, vehicle position, and exits.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Authors:
    • McKinnon, D J
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-12
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 086
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM