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Dual carriageway roundabouts.

Dual carriageway, with regular roundabouts. When busy with traffic, I stay in the same lane entering, going round and leaving the roundabout, when going straight on (could be the inside, or outside lane, depending on traffic) When the road is deserted, and with full visibility of side roads joining the roundabouts at right-angles, I use all of the available road, irrespective of lanes.
I realise this is contrary to the Highway Code (as my son, recently passed driving test, keeps telling me) but what do othere members here do?
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Re: Dual carriageway roundabouts.

I should add, there are no arrows indicating lane directions on these roundabouts.
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Re: Dual carriageway roundabouts.

I tend to stay in the outside lane, as
the last time I didn't, some old git
went all the way round on the outside,
cut me up and caused an accident
between me and the car behind.
 
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Re: Dual carriageway roundabouts.

These things are roundabouts I thought they were high speed chicanes! To be entered as fast as you dare, taking as straight a line as possible.
 
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Re: Dual carriageway roundabouts.

I'm with you drivers, where conditions allow I will straight line the roundabouts, less wear on the tyres and suspension you see officer *cough*
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Re: Dual carriageway roundabouts.

Is this going to be a poll, as it's in the poll lounge

Where traffic conditions allow, a direct route can be sought across a roundabout.... :evillaugh:
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Re: Dual carriageway roundabouts.

I stay in lane in traffic but if there's no-one about I take the racing line !!
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What He said
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What they said
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Re: Dual carriageway roundabouts.

I think a poll would be fairly conclusive, don't you? Straight-line it if it's safe to do so.
(Pluss I didn't know how to add the blobby bit at the top of my question)
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Re: Dual carriageway roundabouts.

what Hunter said; sod the suspension that can be replaced. missing out on a fun drive can never be replaced'

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Re: Dual carriageway roundabouts.

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I stay in lane in traffic but if there's no-one about I take the racing line !!
Yep, what he said!
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I'm with them ^^^
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Yep, straight-line 'em if you can....
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Re: Dual carriageway roundabouts.

I always stay in the lanes and see how much quicker I can take the roundabout each time. Keeps my lane discipline in check.

Unmarked wide roundabouts are another matter!!
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Re: Dual carriageway roundabouts.

I stay in the right lane all the time. I constantly get cut up though by drifters who have no f*kcing clue what they are doing. That goes for 90% of the drivers I come across too [17-80 y/o]!
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