Roundabouts

RoundaboutApproaching roundabouts look well ahead. The sign will enable you to select the most suitable lane on which to approach the roundabout.

  • Get into the correct lane in good time.
  • Don’t straddle lanes.
  • Never change lanes at last moment.

Procedure:

Adopt the following procedures unless road signs or markings indicate otherwise.

Going left:

  • Indicate left as you approach.
  • Approach in the left hand lane.
  • Keep to that lane on the roundabout.
  • Maintain a left turn signal through the roundabout.

Going straight ahead:

  • No signal is necessary.
  • Approach in the left-hand lane. Unless road marking indicate otherwise.
  • Keep the selected lane on the roundabout.
  • Check mirrors especially the nearside exterior mirror. That’s the left mirror.
  • Indicate left after you have passed the exit just before the one you intend to take.

Remember – When using the right-hand lane to go straight ahead be aware of traffic in the lane on your left.

Going right or full circle:

  • Indicate right as you approach.
  • Approach in the right hand lane.
  • Keep to that lane and maintain your signal on the roundabout.
  • Check your mirrors especially the nearside exterior mirror, (that’s the left mirror).
  • Indicate left after you have passed the exit just before the one you intend to take.