Thursday, July 18, 2013

Do You Like Roundabouts?


Roundabouts are used to help control the flow of traffic in an intersection vs traditional intersections. They also reduce the risk of side collisions and lower speeds through the intersection.

QUESTION:

Do You Like Roundabouts?


ANSWER:

"I like roundabouts. I got used to driving around them when I lived in England. However, with the increasing usage of roundabouts in America, more and more people are  "roundabout stupid."  To the idiots ahead of me who don't know there are a few roundabout rules;  ONE: The person on the roundabout has the right of way--if you are coming into a roundabout yield to the person on the roundabout.  TWO:  Don't stop in the roundabout to kindly let people on the roundabout--this blocks the roundabout for people who are already on it impeding the flow, and can cause an accident. (Only stop if idiot coming into roundabout ignores rule one.)  THREE:  Use your signals to tell people if you are going around the roundabout and then change your signal to tell people where you are getting off the roundabout.  These are helpful hints I learned from driving roundabouts in Europe."

(Please share your experiences on roundabouts.)

For more information on how to drive safely read my blog post on:
How To Dive Into And On A Roundabout


-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

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