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Old 01-28-2015, 11:42 AM
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Someone told me the last time I was there that people in the left lane in round-a-bouts have priority, is that correct? If so, that means if they enter the r.a.b. in the left lane, they could turn across a vehicle in the right lane and not be at fault if there is a wreck? Hmmm.
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Someone told me the last time I was there that people in the left lane in round-a-bouts have priority, is that correct? If so, that means if they enter the r.a.b. in the left lane, they could turn across a vehicle in the right lane and not be at fault if there is a wreck? Hmmm.
Sounds like someone bringing a local rule from their previous location to TV. The left lane has no priority. Occupying the left lane only means that they can proceed straight, go 3/4 around to accomplish essentially a left turn or go all the way around to accomplish a U turn. Right lane can only make a right turn or go straight.

The only "priority" I can think of for the left lane is that right lane drivers should not block them from exiting at their proper exit by driving up beside them within the roundabout. Always stagger.
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Sounds like someone bringing a local rule from their previous location to TV. The left lane has no priority. Occupying the left lane only means that they can proceed straight, go 3/4 around to accomplish essentially a left turn or go all the way around to accomplish a U turn. Right lane can only make a right turn or go straight.

The only "priority" I can think of for the left lane is that right lane drivers should not block them from exiting at their proper exit by driving up beside them within the roundabout. Always stagger.
Mike - that's the best explanation of how to use a rotary that I've seen on TOTV. Concise and accurate.
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Sounds like someone bringing a local rule from their previous location to TV. The left lane has no priority. Occupying the left lane only means that they can proceed straight, go 3/4 around to accomplish essentially a left turn or go all the way around to accomplish a U turn. Right lane can only make a right turn or go straight.

The only "priority" I can think of for the left lane is that right lane drivers should not block them from exiting at their proper exit by driving up beside them within the roundabout. Always stagger.
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:19 PM
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Sounds like someone bringing a local rule from their previous location to TV. The left lane has no priority. Occupying the left lane only means that they can proceed straight, go 3/4 around to accomplish essentially a left turn or go all the way around to accomplish a U turn. Right lane can only make a right turn or go straight.

The only "priority" I can think of for the left lane is that right lane drivers should not block them from exiting at their proper exit by driving up beside them within the roundabout. Always stagger.
I find that the right lane drivers are usually scared stiff to even be in the circle and that is why they hug the outside right lane ............... they are the ones that scare the heck out of me.
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Sounds like someone bringing a local rule from their previous location to TV. The left lane has no priority. Occupying the left lane only means that they can proceed straight, go 3/4 around to accomplish essentially a left turn or go all the way around to accomplish a U turn. Right lane can only make a right turn or go straight.

The only "priority" I can think of for the left lane is that right lane drivers should not block them from exiting at their proper exit by driving up beside them within the roundabout. Always stagger.
I thought it sounded like a bunch of crap, but, there's a lot to learn when I get there about fact and fiction. 😳
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Someone told me the last time I was there that people in the left lane in round-a-bouts have priority, is that correct? If so, that means if they enter the r.a.b. in the left lane, they could turn across a vehicle in the right lane and not be at fault if there is a wreck? Hmmm.
That is my understanding of the correct way to drive the circles, BUT I totally disagree with this rule. To me it is no different that driving down the four lane 441/27 in the inside (left) lane and quickly making a right turn in front of the traffic in the outside lane. And of course just as it is now, never using a turn signal.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:46 PM
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warren, you are absolutely right! Most of the drivers who don't signal in the circles are, also, victimized by other drivers who do it to them. For safety's sake, and expediting traffic, we should all be as predictable as possible.

I think your estimate, based on my anecdotal observations, is highly understated. I believe the actual percentage is over 90%.
i happened to be in the area of the glenview circle this morning.
Chazz you were right on the mark. I viewed the circle from the Savannah parking lot and was able to do a traffic count of over half of the circle. My findings... Of 137 vehicles in less than 30 minutes, , only 7 used their turn signals to indicate their intentions. Unreal huh ?? I am astounded and totally confused why drivers don't use turn signals.
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i happened to be in the area of the glenview circle this morning.
Chazz you were right on the mark. I viewed the circle from the Savannah parking lot and was able to do a traffic count of over half of the circle. My findings... Of 137 vehicles in less than 30 minutes, , only 7 used their turn signals to indicate their intentions. Unreal huh ?? I am astounded and totally confused why drivers don't use turn signals.
Yes, and I was one of them! Going north on BV and in the RAB getting ready to indicate to those southbound on BV that I was leaving the RAB to continue north. But a red car coming east on El Camino came racing up to the RAB like he wasn't going to stop, so I took my hand away from the stalk to grab the wheel with both hands in case I had to turn quickly. Fortunately he slammed on the brakes and didn't come out far enough that I had to make an evasive maneuver. But it was too late for me to put my turn signal on. Sorry.
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Yes, and I was one of them! Going north on BV and in the RAB getting ready to indicate to those southbound on BV that I was leaving the RAB to continue north. But a red car coming east on El Camino came racing up to the RAB like he wasn't going to stop, so I took my hand away from the stalk to grab the wheel with both hands in case I had to turn quickly. Fortunately he slammed on the brakes and didn't come out far enough that I had to make an evasive maneuver. But it was too late for me to put my turn signal on. Sorry.
Glad you didn't get hit!
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In addition to all the above, I find the blinkers on the golf carts inadequate in size. They are VERY hard to see especially in bright sunlight. Does someone know if larger, bolder blinker lights are available?
your arms are available, use hand signals
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We live on a corner. Not only do people not use their blinkers, they think that the STOP sign is there for decoration. About 80% of the people just turn without stopping at all. Why do people think that living in The Villages gives them the right to ignore the law??
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