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Old 08-07-2020, 10:11 AM
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Crossing a lane and changing lanes while in the roundabout are two different maneuvers.

If you are in the inside lane, you must cross the outside lane to exit. Changing lanes while in the roundabout in always a big no-no.
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Old 08-07-2020, 12:01 PM
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Two Hail Mary's, shut your eyes, put you foot down.
Works for most Villagers!
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Old 08-07-2020, 12:46 PM
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The Villages roundabouts are not all created equal. Some feature last-minute elimination of the right lane and/or require unexpected last-minute crossover to access your desired exit. Therefore, my goal for navigating them safely is to personally become as familiar as possible with the areas where these exceptions lie, and to DRIVE DEFENSIVELY and BE VERY PATIENT with other drivers who may never have driven these roads before (and consider the possibility of poor eyesight). Additionally, many in The Villages are from areas where roundabouts are rare or where roundabout etiquette varies (some have been taught to slow for an opening in traffic to enter, and some (like in So. CA) have been taught to accelerate into them as they do when entering freeways). Also, always be wary of drivers who appear to be in the process of exiting and suddenly veer back into the circle.
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:59 PM
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Yes, you're right. BUT, you should not enter a roundabout if there are any other cars in it that you can see. Otherwise, you could be in the right lane of the main road (like Buena Vista) and wanting to go straight when there is another car in the LEFT lane of the roundabout that wants to take a right onto El Camino. I've seen this time and again. Just don't enter the roundabout until it is clear of all cars that you can see.
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:33 PM
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If there had been a collision, the officer would have had something to investigate.
Or the officer has to witness it.
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