GOING ROUND THE BEND?
Here’s a how-to when it comes to Noosa’s roundabouts
VISITORS to Noosa either love them or hate them but there is little chance of avoiding the more than 100 roundabouts that dot the tourist destination’s road network.
While how you use the things may be prescribed by law they are a constant source of confusion for some motorists who often find themselves veering off to unintended destinations.
That they give Noosa a different feel to other locations with their forests of traffic lights is without doubt.
And a new handy guide that’s been introduced by Noosa Council may just make life easier for everyone.
Its new How to Use a Roundabout campaign includes a pamphlet, instructional video and information pop-ups to be held at Noosa’s libraries.
Project officer Joanna Ferris said roundabouts were often a source of confusion for visitors not familiar with Noosa’s roads, as well as newcomers to the shire.
“Even those who are comfortable using roundabouts may still benefit from brushing up on the rules,” she said.
“With more than 100 roundabouts across the local road network, including many multi-lane examples, roundabouts are a Noosa-specific road safety issue,” Ms Ferris says.
“Drivers unfamiliar with the area can be daunted by the number of roundabouts, and cyclists can find it challenging to make their
‘ With more than 100 roundabouts across the local road network, including many multi-lane examples, roundabouts are a Noosa-specific road safety issue.,
way safely through the roundabouts.”
The council has distributed How to Use a Roundabout brochures at all council facilities, visitor information centres and caravan parks.
View the video and download the pamphlet online at www.noosa.qld.gov.au/roundabouts.
The initiative is funded through a Department of Transport and Main Roads Community Road Safety Grant.
How to drive straight through a roundabout.