People are driving around roundabouts all wrong - this is what lane you are meant to be using
10.02.2024 - 15:35
If you are a driver, you've probably encountered a situation where you've seen a car in the wrong lane on the roundabout - or have got in the wrong lane yourself. It's tempting to beep someone if you see them making a mistake and trying to cross over to get in another lane, but it turns out that they might actually be in the right.
This confusion can be settled thanks to the trusted Highway Code - which has all the clear answers for anyone who is unsure. The code states that, when taking the first exit to the left, unless there are signs or markings that indicate otherwise, you should signal left, approach in the left-hand lane, keep to the left of the roundabout and continue signalling left to leave.
When taking an exit to the right or going full circle, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise, you should signal right and approach in the right-hand lane, keep to the right on the roundabout until you need to change lanes to exit the roundabout - and then signal left after you have passed the exit before getting to the one you want.
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But here's where it gets slightly confusing. What happens when you're driving straight through, turning off to what is known as an intermediate exit i.e the exit positioned at 12 o'clock when you approach it. Often people think that you should still be in the right hand lane, but sadly that's wrong, reports Wales Online.
When taking any intermediate exit, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise, you should select the appropriate lane on approach to the roundabout. You should not normally need to signal on approach, you should stay in this lane until you need to alter course to exit the
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