Traffic Circles are here to stay in the Cowichan Valley, and with more in the works in the coming years, and RCMP are taking steps to make sure drivers know the proper way to use them.

Corporal Krista Hobday of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP says they’ve been getting a lot of questions, so they’re “schooling” drivers on the right way to use roundabouts with the simple message: Approach… Yield… Enter… Exit.

Hobday says police understand there’s a bit of a learning curve.


Hobday says with practice the etiquette of using a roundabout will quickly become second nature.  She also recommends people check out a handy graphic the Transportation Ministry has put together to explain things. It’s at: www.th.gov.bc.ca/roundabouts