Round-abouts again

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Old 05-18-2019, 10:04 AM
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I know you are probably tired of this issue but let me address something that hasn't been considered very much. Traffic flow would be much smoother, there would be less accidents, and much less confusion if drivers would only do a simple thing. SIGNAL WHEN YOU ARE EXITING THE ROUND ABOUT !!! Why people don't use their turn signals when exiting a round about is a wonder to me...
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:20 AM
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No it won't.

The only way is to make the traffic circle one single lane.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:40 AM
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...The only way is to make the traffic circle one single lane.


That's wrong on so many levels I won't even go into specifics.
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:12 AM
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Agree...signalling would help. I do it hoping it will catch the attention of the hurried driver who otherwise might cut me off.
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:32 AM
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Best advice I ever ran across on TOTV was to never drive through or enter a roundabout next to another vehicle.
I always use turn signals to let other drivers know my intentions!
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:35 AM
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That's wrong on so many levels I won't even go into specifics.
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I know you are probably tired of this issue but let me address something that hasn't been considered very much. Traffic flow would be much smoother, there would be less accidents, and much less confusion if drivers would only do a simple thing. SIGNAL WHEN YOU ARE EXITING THE ROUND ABOUT !!! Why people don't use their turn signals when exiting a round about is a wonder to me...
They think their going straight. There no straight thru roundabout, you must use you’re turn signal when exiting, but also supposed to stop behind stops signs also which happen as about as often as signaling when exiting roundabouts. Good point, but lost cause.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:11 PM
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Agree...signalling would help. I do it hoping it will catch the attention of the hurried driver who otherwise might cut me off.
I signal ever time with my finger...No ones notices.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:20 PM
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Of course signaling is a good thing.

But to be honest, if you obey the two most important rules (imo) of roundabout driving...yield to both lanes of the roundabout before entering and never drive next to another vehicle within the roundabout...potential conflicts have already been minimized even without signaling your exit.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:44 PM
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Well I guess if we are going to rehash this topic again.... it's worth repeating Sumter Co. has a nice guide that tax dollars paid for on how to drive in roundabouts. I would assume it was written by the "experts".(The professional type.... not the TOTV type)

Here is a link:

https://www.districtgov.org/communit...t-02-08-12.pdf
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