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Vehicles entering roundabout need to yield the right of way

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 17, 2014

~~<p><strong>QUESTION</strong>: I was driving on Ala Oli Street into Foster Village and came to the roundabout at Haloa Drive. My car had entered the roundabout when an imposing Lincoln Navigator approached. The driver did not observe any of the &quot;yield&quot; signs and came straight into the roundabout without stopping although she saw me and glared. She would have hit my car if I had not stopped first. When I told my friend in Foster Village about the near-accident, he said, &quot;Oh, that happens all the time.&quot; Can you educate people on roundabout etiquette? Despite the &quot;yield&quot; signs, there are still folks who do not know that the cars already on the roundabout have the right of way.</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER</strong>: We explained the rules of going through a roundabout nearly 10 years ago, when those circular intersections designed to slow traffic were a novelty here and in most American cities.</p>
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QUESTION: I was driving on Ala Oli Street into Foster Village and came to the roundabout at Haloa Drive. My car had entered the roundabout when an imposing Lincoln Navigator approached. The driver did not observe any of the "yield" signs and came straight into the roundabout without stopping although she saw me and glared. She would have hit my car if I had not stopped first. When I told my friend in Foster Village about the near-accident, he said, "Oh, that happens all the time." Can you educate people on roundabout etiquette? Despite the "yield" signs, there are still folks who do not know that the cars already on the roundabout have the right of way.

ANSWER: We explained the rules of going through a roundabout nearly 10 years ago, when those circular intersections designed to slow traffic were a novelty here and in most American cities. Login for more...



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