Some tips can help truck drivers learn how to safely drive a medium rigid truck around a roundabout. Driving large vehicles around a roundabout requires some extra safety precautions, but roundabouts are designed to accommodate a variety of large vehicles including farm equipment, semi trucks, super loads, buses and more. If a roundabout is too wide it may compromise the safety of all the traffic that traverse it at higher speeds.
Proper driver education for truckers is essential to the success of large vehicles in sharing a roundabout with other types of traffic. Many roundabouts are designed with truck aprons specifically to give large vehicles extra space to navigate the roundabout if the road surface is not wide enough for them. The height, texture and color of the truck are all critical features to its success.