Tennessee Rules of the Road: Traffic Circle

12 August 2013 Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury

There is a new traffic circle near the Music City Center that might confuse drivers at first. While traffic circles are very popular in Europe, drivers in Tennessee probably do not encounter them on a daily basis. We wanted to make sure to post the law about a traffic circle, which is within the same law regarding one-way roads.

T.C.A. 55-8-122.  One-way roads and rotary traffic islands.
(a) The department of transportation may designate any highway or any separate roadway under its jurisdiction for one-way traffic and shall erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof.

(b) Upon a roadway designated and signposted for one-way traffic, a vehicle shall be driven only in the direction designated.

(c) A vehicle passing around a rotary traffic island shall be driven only to the right of the island.

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