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Drivers and mini roundabouts

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by NickNick, 28 Nov 2017.

  1. BoldonLad

    BoldonLad Senior Member

    Location:
    South Tyneside
    The mini-roundabout shown below is near where I live. The layout is such that drivers are positively encouraged to regard the view shown as a "straight across" option. But, the majority of traffic comes from the road on the right!

    I always treat it with the utmost caution, either cycling, driving, or, riding my motor-scooter.

    As a pedestrian, cyclist or driver, I always assume other road users / pedestrians may well do the least expected!

     
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  2. D of course, B should get out of the Bl00dy way, its obvious a yellow car pays more road tax than green one :rolleyes:
     
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  3. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    I ride the Swindon one occasionally, it's generally OK, everyone drives it pretty carefully in my experience, it's out-of-towners that have issues with it and get scared,
     
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  4. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    Local roundabouts for locals
     
  5. Electric_Andy

    Electric_Andy Heavy Metal Fan

    Location:
    Plymouth
    I couldn't agree more. There is a series of mini roundabouts not far from my house. Especially dangerous when turning across taking the 2nd exit (right) and the first exit has cars flying down the hill. It doesn't seem to matter what mode of transport I'm in/on.

    This also goes the other way i.e. drivers who won't go until EVERY exit is clear, and hold everyone up.

    My third and final gripe is people who don't make an effort to go around the mini roundabout (usually cutting corners on the wrong side of the road).
     
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