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Old 01-07-2008, 02:57 AM
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Default Re: Driving in the roundabouts

What part of "stay right and you'll ALL right" isn't clear?
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:51 AM
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In a lot of roundabouts there are two lanes entering and you can get stuck in the left lane going into them.
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:55 AM
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They don't know how to design round-a-bouts here, they are way too small in diameter for the traffic intended. They would have been safer with only a single lane, but then nobody could get in during high flow. Fo the normal two lane type they need to at least double the diameter so that there is greater side vision visibility between drivers in both lanes.

Like I learned when driving on the wrong side in Great Britain, just enter at a very high rate of speed say 20-30 over the speed limit and the traffic will give way to you ;D
Old 01-08-2008, 08:16 AM
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Default Re: Driving in the roundabouts

Did you ever live in Massachusetts? You'd feel right at home there.
I'm not sure where the "Yield to traffic in the rotary" thing came from ( in recent years). Some new PC thing I guess.
For many years, at least in Mass. it was every man for himself. The problem with yielding to traffic in the rotary is that it slows down (or stops, if someone doesn't know what yield means) the incoming traffic which is the very thing the rotary is intended to eliminate.
If everyone in the rotary keeps moving and adjusts their speed (not stopping!) to allow incoming traffic to blend the system works perfectly.
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