Letter: Two helpful tips to yield in traffic

Dear drivers of Lima/Allen County, when driving through one of the area’s roundabouts, please take these helpful hints:

1. Always look left. That way you will always be able to see oncoming traffic. That way, you won’t have to come to a complete stop. And that brings up another tip.

2. You don’t have to come to a complete stop at a yield sign. It’s not a stop sign; it’s a yield sign.

Things to remember: “Yield” means let other road users go first. It’s not just other cars. Don’t forget about bicycles and pedestrians. Unlike with stop signs, drivers aren’t required to come to a complete stop at a yield sign and may proceed without stopping — provided that it is safe to do so.

See, two simple steps that, if followed by all drivers, would make traversing a roundabout so much easier.

Harold Dorsett



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