Traffic Circles
Home
Menu

Traffic Circles

Notices

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 08-09-2018, 01:18 PM
firebiker firebiker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Inverary Ave. - Fernandina
Posts: 43
Default

When going left in a roundabout, enter in the left lane. After you go around half way and begin your left turn, you will, in most cases, see two lanes turning left. You have the option of turning into the far left lane and continue to the Visitor's gate, or as you are turning left, get into the far right lane and continue to the Residence gate. You would not be changing illegally. You ALWAYS need to be alert and watch out for the other guy. If everyone would navigate the roundabouts as they would any other intersection, there would be a lot less anxiety.
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old 08-09-2018, 04:13 PM
Polar Bear's Avatar
Polar Bear Polar Bear is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,463
Default

Yes...don’t hesitate to use the visitor gate at all. Totally legal allows you to avoid an unwanted lane change.

More generally, when in a roundabout, always avoid having a vehicle alongside you on your right. Yes, it can be done, and avoids all conflicts. Everything else will take care of itself.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #13  
Old 08-09-2018, 06:06 PM
JoMar JoMar is offline
Soaring Eagle member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 2,323
Default

Notice there are broken lines at the exits which allow a change of lanes.....con't change where there is a solid line. Nobody pays any attention but they are helpful if used.
__________________
No one believes the truth when the lie is more interesting

Berks County Pennsylvania
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-09-2018, 10:28 PM
crash crash is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 122
Default

The thing that causes the most accidents is going around the round about in the outside lane when making a left hand turn. Don't people realize that is like making a left hand turn from the right hand lane.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-10-2018, 09:42 AM
erictarleton erictarleton is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 51
Default

would also help if people used their indicators when coming off the roundabout (we do in England and it helps a lot!)
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-10-2018, 09:45 AM
tomwed tomwed is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 9,788
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoMar View Post
Notice there are broken lines at the exits which allow a change of lanes.....con't change where there is a solid line. Nobody pays any attention but they are helpful if used.
I often wondered if you knew nothing about the rules of the road except for solid and broken lines if you couldn't ever go wrong.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-10-2018, 10:07 AM
marjie55 marjie55 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 2
Default

I have crossed to get into my village both ways. If you go fairly slow using your right blinker and watch for the other cars you should be fine. Sometimes you may not have enough time because of passing traffic, and you must use the far right lane to go around to third exit . The more practice, the more confident you will get. Have faith!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-10-2018, 11:42 AM
crash crash is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 122
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marjie55 View Post
I have crossed to get into my village both ways. If you go fairly slow using your right blinker and watch for the other cars you should be fine. Sometimes you may not have enough time because of passing traffic, and you must use the far right lane to go around to third exit . The more practice, the more confident you will get. Have faith!
Bad practice to use the outside lane to go to the 3rd exit and if there is an accident with someone on the inside lane you will be at fault. Look at the signs entering the round about it shows you can go right or straight.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-10-2018, 11:53 AM
Challenger's Avatar
Challenger Challenger is offline
Platinum member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Biscayne Villas
Posts: 1,836
Default

Am I Mistaken? I know of no left hand turns from any of the circles. As I see it , you enter with a right turn and all exits require right turns all while circling left
__________________
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke 1729-1797
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-10-2018, 01:03 PM
Polar Bear's Avatar
Polar Bear Polar Bear is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,463
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marjie55 View Post
...Sometimes you may not have enough time because of passing traffic, and you must use the far right lane to go around to third exit...
Absolutely not!!

You should be in the left lane approaching the roundabout if you wish to make a "left" turn, and you are required to yield to all traffic in the roundabout. So when you properly enter a roundabout, you will have no problem getting to the inside lane and proceeding around to reach your third exit.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
left, circles, resident, exit, yield

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:04 PM.


Clubs, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.