October Road Safety Theme: Roundabouts


The North Grenville Road Safety theme for October is Roundabouts. As many already know, roundabouts are designed to improve the flow of traffic and make intersections safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.

When used properly, roundabouts are designed to handle a high volume of vehicles and lower speeds, reduce stop times, impose traffic calming, and reduce fuel consumption as well as emissions.

There are a number of roundabouts in North Grenville, particularly along County Road 43. With the upcoming expansion of County Road 43, additional roundabouts will be built. Existing roundabouts will also be re-designed to improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, and there will be plans for safe crossings for pedestrians.

A few key tips to remember when approaching and using a roundabout:

  • Slow down and yield to drivers already in the roundabout
  • Enter when there is a safe gap in the traffic
  • Indicate a right turn as you approach your exit
  • Stay in your lane and don’t pass large vehicles
  • Do not stop inside the roundabout (except to avoid a collision)
  • Remember to always watch for and yield to pedestrians

The Road Safety public awareness campaign aims to promote safe driving behaviours and make roads in North Grenville safer for all users.

The North Grenville Road Safety Campaign Committee is comprised of the Municipality of North Grenville, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police, and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.
For more details on the campaign, visit www.northgrenville.ca/roadsafety.


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