Secret to the circle is learning to merge

Too many drivers still unaware of how to properly use a roundabout

Editor: The 232 Street and 56 Avenue roundabout is coming together slowly. The traffic flow is much improved, when it is used correctly.

On a recent day when I used it at about 5 p.m., a time when traffic often was backed up, we all just sailed right through.

However, it is clear that many people have absolutely no idea how to use the roundabout.

I have heard many people complain about drivers turning left and going the wrong way, stopping and not entering the roundabout for long periods of time.

Would you consider publishing an article on how to use a roundabout properly? This would educate everyone on the correct way to use a roundabout.

To me, it’s all summed up in one word — merge.

It’s as simple as that.

We need some help before more accidents happen there.

Joanne Bonetti


Editor’s note — An excellent and simple instruction on how to use roundabouts is available online at This information is relevant to the Langley roundabouts, as it has been prepared by the B.C. ministry of transportation and highways.