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A Refresher on Roundabouts


Roundabouts help slow traffic down, fix blind spots, and help people cross the road safely, but only if used correctly.

As there are many intersections in the City of Ryde that have or may get a roundabout in the future, it is important to remember the rules.

As you're approaching a roundabout, slow down, move into the correct lane, indicate if turning, and give way to traffic already on the roundabout - including bicycles. Enter the roundabout when there is a safe gap in the traffic.

Not giving way at a roundabout will cost you three demerit points and a $253 fine. NSW Police will prosecute people who do not abide by the rules, so stick to them and keep safe on our roads.

For instructions and some helpful diagrams, download the Roundabouts - A step by step guide(PDF, 491KB) written by the RMS (Roads and Maritime Services).

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Last updated on 30 June 2015