Roundabouts remain a mystery to many.
Fearing some drivers, I really do.
I know I’m playing old records, but from some experience last week I feel obliged to revisit this issue.
First of all, it must be said that there are several complex versions of roundabouts that have to go very fast from the outside to the inside lane and negotiate a lot of traffic in and out.
But that’s why we pay more attention to our approach.
I think you’re getting worse, but I think the incidence of people crossing your path unintentionally is widespread. There were some this week.
Many drivers seem to be having difficulty approaching the roundabout too quickly. Like everything else on the road, if you slow down and make concessions to traffic coming from the right, the danger is greatly reduced.
They say good advice is always worth repeating, and the best bit I’ve come across is to treat the roundabout as a watch.
If you are in the 6 to 12 o’clock position, you generally need to approach the left lane.
Also, if you use the exit at 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock, you need to approach the right lane. I think a simple message is the key to making a roundabout work, but there are too many signs that it isn’t being followed.
Similarly, not everyone follows the instructions given on the road markings. And that’s the question of how we handle roundabout driving. Not everyone pays the same attention.