Do you know how to use a roundabout?

Below are some tips on using a roundabout for those of you who don’t already know:

  • To Turn Left (leaving at the first exit)
  • Signal left, and approach the roundabout in the left-hand lane.
  • Keep to the left of the roundabout and signal left to leave
  • To Go Straight On (leaving at the second exit)
  • Choose the appropriate lane on approach to and on the roundabout. If you can’t see the markings on the road then it is usually the safest option to keep in the left lane.
  • Stay in this lane until you are getting ready to exit the roundabout
  • Indicate left after you have passed the exit before the one you want.
  • To Turn Right (leaving at the third exit)
  • Indicate right and approach the roundabout in the right-hand lane
  • Keep to the right-hand lane on the roundabout until you need to change lanes to exit the roundabout
  • Signal left after you have passed the exit before the one that you want.
  • In all cases, you should make sure to watch out for:
  • Pedestrians who may be crossing the approach to the roundabout or exit roads.
  • Traffic crossing in front of you – most importantly vehicles that are going to leave at the next exit
  • Traffic straddling lanes or positioned incorrectly
  • Motorcyclists
  • Cyclists and horse riders (who must stay in the left hand land but signal right if they intend to go around the roundabout
  • Long vehicles – they may have to move across several lanes, so be careful and watch for their signals.

Author: Reedz