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Old 02-11-2015, 08:07 AM
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If you are going straight through a roundabout, even though you are going 1/2 way around the circle, there is no need to put your turn signal on. A car entering in the left or right lane and continuing in the same direction as when they entered, is going STRAIGHT. I see people putting on their turn signal which totally confuses me. e.g. If I am in the right lane and you are in the left lane at the same time, if you put your right turn signal on before we exit, I think that you are coming into MY lane. It is assumed that you are going straight through the roundabout unless you exit at the 1st exit from the right lane or the 3rd exit from the left lane.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:29 AM
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:30 AM
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If you are going straight through a roundabout, even though you are going 1/2 way around the circle, there is no need to put your turn signal on. A car entering in the left or right lane and continuing in the same direction as when they entered, is going STRAIGHT. I see people putting on their turn signal which totally confuses me. e.g. If I am in the right lane and you are in the left lane at the same time, if you put your right turn signal on before we exit, I think that you are coming into MY lane. It is assumed that you are going straight through the roundabout unless you exit at the 1st exit from the right lane or the 3rd exit from the left lane.
So if I'm going to the third exit I should use my left turn signal?
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I'll NEVER be able why it's ok to turn right from a LH lane
You're not turning right. You're simply staying in your lane.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:32 AM
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Is it like that all day? People aren't going to and from work, maybe contractors are. I was thinking how many cities have rush hours.

My son lives in Palo Alto. That area can be a rush hour nightmare.
No, it's not like that all day. In fact back ups are unusual. Traffic here is very light and people for the most part are careful and courteous. You get the few that make mistakes and you the few that complain about traffic and round abouts all the time.
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And...what did I just say about you don't hear about accidents in the roundabout.??

See how dumb I am, Walter????
Don't really get your point but yes, I see how dumb you are I guess. Maybe I'm Dumber than you. Somebody from Ohio must have been involved and didn't blow their horn to alert the other Ohio driver who wouldn't have known what it was anyway.

Please tell me where you were going with that remark.
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No, it's not like that all day. In fact back ups are unusual. Traffic here is very light and people for the most part are careful and courteous. You get the few that make mistakes and you the few that complain about traffic and round abouts all the time.
That's good to hear. I have chimed in about circles and traffic thinking it was just a little busier towards Sumter. Yesterday I had to turn off the radio and roll down the windows and went into Philly driving rush hour mode.
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I'll NEVER be able why it's ok to turn right from a LH lane
This should be posted in the roundabout thread................
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So if I'm going to the third exit I should use my left turn signal?
If you are in the left lane....yes. If you are in the right lane no left turn.
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If you are in the left lane....yes. If you are in the right lane no left turn.
Wow. There is never a case that one would use their left turn signal in a roundabout. A "best practice" according to the Sumter County Board of Commissioners is to always indicate your intention to exit by using your right turn signal. Even, by the way, if you are proceeding "straight" through the intersection.
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