I would like to commend the DOT of Moore County on the completion of the well-thought-out roundabout on the intersection of Midland and Central Drive. But I am baffled and frustrated at the lack of etiquette and knowledge of roundabout driving.
You do not come to a complete stop at the beginning of the turn. You slow down as you approach, looking left and right for oncoming traffic, proceeding or stopping as traffic demands, yielding to oncoming traffic on your left.
What we have seems just the opposite: Drivers speed up upon approaching the roundabout. Watch out for your life as they speed on through, no matter what the traffic dictates.
Maybe a little police presence and an article to our readership on the etiquette of using a roundabout would help. I have used roundabouts all over the world. They work well when drivers obey and use roundabout etiquette. Why can’t we?
Peter Pahk, Southern Pines