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Roundabout behaviour
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Have you ever approached a roundabout , a normal 4 road one and the car in front indicates right and takes the proper lane then half way round indicates left to leave , in other words it was going straight across the roundabout?
I always thought that if your going right you indicate right , if going left you indicate left and going staight across you dont indicate until about to leave the roundabout .
This indicating right when going straight across seems quite common now but confusing if you think its going right when its veers across in front off you to leave at an earlier exit. Confusedcratch:
I always thought a 4 road roundabout was to be treated like a crossroads.
Am I right or wrong? Confusedtudy:

I am off course a perfect driver just as everybody else thinks the same. :whistle:
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#2
First exit you indicate left.

Straight through you don't indicate

After that you indicate right untill you pass the turn before yours when you indicate left and take the turn

To explain it slightly different. If you are going right. You indicate right until you pass the turn straight on, then you indicate you are leaving the roundabout.


Now to complicate the matter further that rule only works if the roundabout is a decent size. Some of the tiny painted on roundabouts seem to rely on common sense and just essentially ignore the roundabout and just indicate what ever direction you want to go like a crossroads.

And while we're on roundabouts where let's say a dual carriageway meets a roundabout.

Unless marked otherwise first lane is for the first exit, second is for the second and subsequent exits.
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#3
Agree with the above, but.......................with many people seeming to have adopted the BMW/Audi driving style and not indicating at all, I find it useful if when approaching a roundabout and I want to go straight on, if there is another car waiting to join at the first exit (the one before the one I wish to take), I indicate right to prevent him pulling out right in front of me. I don't do this on larger roundabouts where there is space and time for him to see what I am doing, only wher not to do it may cause a problem.

And of course I am a perfect and faultless driver
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#4
Corkgxsr I am with you.

Quote:Unless marked otherwise first lane is for the first exit, second is for the second and subsequent exits.

I wish they understood that in five or six lane roundabouts in France or Spain :eek: Those people are scary :censored:
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(12-04-2012, 08:49 AM)brodfather11 Wrote:  Have you ever approached a roundabout , a normal 4 road one and the car in front indicates right and takes the proper lane then half way round indicates left to leave , in other words it was going straight across the roundabout?
I always thought that if your going right you indicate right , if going left you indicate left and going staight across you dont indicate until about to leave the roundabout .
This indicating right when going straight across seems quite common now but confusing if you think its going right when its veers across in front off you to leave at an earlier exit. Confusedcratch:
I always thought a 4 road roundabout was to be treated like a crossroads.
Am I right or wrong? Confusedtudy:

I am off course a perfect driver just as everybody else thinks the same. :whistle:

When exiting a roundabout you turn left,so i assume that you indicate left.
A roundabout is not a X road,it's a r/about.
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#6
I agree with corkgsxr , The ones I encountered were on main roads and there were no other vehicles waiting to come on the roundabout so while I can see what coco means which is logical, I dont see the point of indicating right unless halfway round they suddenly decide to change their minds and go straight through. Its happened too often or nobody knows where they are going. They may be practising for the french Roundabouts!
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(12-04-2012, 09:33 AM)corkgsxr Wrote:  And while we're on roundabouts where let's say a dual carriageway meets a roundabout.

Unless marked otherwise first lane is for the first exit, second is for the second and subsequent exits.

I agree with everything corkgsxr says except a little variation on the above.

First lane for first exit or second exit (straight on) we are quite slow compared to those Germanic cars and second lane for second and subsequent as said provided we spot that vehicle in first lane doesn't want to go round the roundabout which also seems to be becoming more popular nowadays.

Would you class my Golf in with those Audi/BMW?? Wink
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(12-04-2012, 07:52 PM)Slowshifter Wrote:  
(12-04-2012, 09:33 AM)corkgsxr Wrote:  And while we're on roundabouts where let's say a dual carriageway meets a roundabout.

Unless marked otherwise first lane is for the first exit, second is for the second and subsequent exits.

I agree with everything corkgsxr says except a little variation on the above.

First lane for first exit or second exit (straight on) we are quite slow compared to those Germanic cars and second lane for second and subsequent as said provided we spot that vehicle in first lane doesn't want to go round the roundabout which also seems to be becoming more popular nowadays.

Would you class my Golf in with those Audi/BMW?? Wink

Honest it was such a problem in a roundabout near me where a dual carriageway has a roundabout on it with a single road to the right.

The people in the first lane were sometimes heading to the right or more often thinking that there entitled to take either of the 2 lanes going straight on.

In the end the council came down and marked the first lane to only the first lane straight on, lines all the way.

Second lane was marked to the overtaking lane straight on or round the roundabout.

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#9
The highway code will settle any queries surely.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTra.../DG_070202
Whichever route you take through the junction you must always indicate your intentions to avoid someone undertaking on your left.
Indicate left just after the last-but-one exit road - ie, if you're coming off at the "three o'clock" exit then you start indicating just after you pass by the "12 oclock" exit.
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(13-04-2012, 06:26 AM)evdama Wrote:  if you're coming off at the "three o'clock" exit then you start indicating just after you pass by the "12 oclock" exit.

But it is only 10.45 am at present, what am I supposed to do, wait at the junction until 12ish with a queue of Berlingos behind me trying to peep their non-working horns at me ...Confusedillyme:Confusedillyme::censored::censored::whistle::whistle:
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