A roundabout is an unsignalized circular intersection with design and traffic control features that include:

  • Yield control of entering traffic;
  • Channelized approaches;
  • Appropriate geometric curvature to slow speeds.

These design and traffic control features result in lower speeds and reduced conflicts at intersections where roundabouts are installed. Roundabouts are considered a proven safety countermeasure by the Federal Highway Administration. More information on roundabouts is available at

Driver Education

There are 5 easy rules to remember for using a roundabout.

  1. Slow Down.
  2. Yield to anyone in the crosswalk and vehicles already in the roundabout.
  3. Drive in a counterclockwise direction to your exit.
  4. If you miss your exit, go around. If you’re in a multilane roundabout, do not change lanes in the roundabout. Exit and make a u-turn at the next appropriate intersection to return to the roundabout.
  5. Watch for pedestrians and bicyclists when entering and exiting the roundabout.
Maui County Video: What is a Roundabout?
Kihei Roundabout Video: How to use a multilane roundabout