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Why Signalling in Roundabouts is so Important

Why Signalling in Roundabouts is so Important

Much like intersections controlled by stop signs or traffic lights, roundabouts are an effective way to safely manage intersecting vehicles and pedestrians going their various ways. We can all agree using turn signals at stop signs and traffic lights is a simple and straightforward way to let others know where we’re going. Turning left? Flick on the left turn signal. Turning right? Activate the right. Going straight? Chill, and wait for your chance to continue on your way. Safe...

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Driving in Circles is Fun (When You Know How to Do it Right)

Driving in Circles is Fun (When You Know How to Do it Right)

Roundabouts are successfully used all over the world, by millions of people every day; however, the appearance of roundabouts in our province over the last ten years has given rise to countless questions on how to use them properly. Because our goal here at TranBC is to help you understand the why and the how of transportation in British Columbia, we reviewed your most frequently asked roundabout questions and collected the best answers. In a multi-lane roundabout which lane...

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Bridging the Week – Ferries, Roundabouts
and Northern Movement

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Halloween is over and Christmas is coming up a lot faster than we’d like. As we get ready for the holiday season, please take a moment to REMEMBER. This weekend, for Remembrance Day, take a moment of silence to reflect on those who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy. There a lot community events happening across BC that you can take part in. Here’s a list for your reference: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/veterans-week/events In this week’s edition of “Bridging the Week”,...

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Right, Right and You’ll be Alright on Roundabouts

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Roundabout intersections are increasingly being used for traffic control in B.C. and other places in North America. Since the 1960s, they’ve been standard in Great Britain, and today you’ll find them in most parts of the world. The reason: they offer smooth traffic flow, with less idling and fewer T-bone (side impact) collisions. Anything new can take some getting used to, and people absorb information in different ways. So, we’ve created a number of tools including videos and a...

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Round and Round We Go

Rules of the Roundabout Roundabouts. They’ve been used successfully for decades throughout the world, and they’re becoming an increasingly popular way to control traffic in British Columbia, too. For a variety of situations, such as a considerable volume of traffic making left hand turns at an intersection or a significant history of collisions, a roundabout is a preferred choice rather than traditional intersections. Roundabouts reduce the potential for a serious crashes, like being t-boned or hit head on. In...

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