Why can't people use roundabouts properly
I live near Stevenage in Hertfordshire, and for those of you that don't know most of the roads in the town centre and industrial area are dual carriageways connected by roundabouts in a rough grid pattern.
On the way to work I have to go back on myself round a roundabout on the industrial area.
I indicate right entering the roundabout and then left as I pass the exit before I want to leave and start drift to the Left to exit the roundabout - after checking my mirrors and left for cars outside me.
Cue a twit in a lorry to pull on to the roundabout from the entry before my exit.
Fine I think - I can't see indicators so he is turning Left - there is no exit straight on for him on this roundabout, and adjust my trajectory to exit the roundabout in the right hand lane.
As I draw level with the cab the indicators start to flash - he is going right round the outside of the roundabout. Only some swift avoiding action on my part keeps me from under his wheels, and I end up going around again!
This idiot could have caused a serious incident.
As I see it he is guilty of three offences - not looking to see if anyone is on the roundabout, not indicating his intentions until late, and turning right from the outside lane and therefore blocking anyone from leaving the roundabout form the inside.
I wish I cold say it was an isolated incident - but I see the results of these actions all too often around here with cars pulled up with minor knocks.