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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the worlds only daily column with a driving lesson for our readers.Pictured somewhere on this page, youll see a helpful graphic distributed to the residents of a West Coast city before a new roundabout was opened there (We think this is actually a pretty good idea. How come no one here thought of that?).Anyhow, this was sent to us by one of our field agents who read a recent rant in Summit Up from someone who was fed up (to put it nicely) with his or her experiences with other drivers in the Breckenridge roundabout.This note accompanied the graphic:After reading the Summit Up today, I agree with her, but my main complaint is that no one understands (how to) yield. Three times a day I see someone stopped in the circle thinking they have to yield to someone already yielding to them. Or Ill get cut off for reasons I cant fathom. Maybe its because Im from the East Coast and used to this crap.The handy pamphlet also contained some tips for drivers who are unfamiliar with roundabouts, which from the sounds of it, there are lots of people like that out there. Here are a few examples: Slow down Yield to vehicles already in the roundabout Once in the roundabout, you have the right-of-way, but you should still be cautious and look for unexpected cars, people or bikes. Signal before exiting the roundaboutWe hope that everyone cuts out all this information and studies it each night before bedtime. That way, the right way to navigate a roundabout will be engrained in everyones heads and all the roundabout problems will go away. Poof! Just like that. Ha! Its the weekend people, so get out there and enjoy the powder and for heavens sake, slow down in the roundabouts.

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