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Indicating on Roundabouts

OK, I know the use of indicators on roundabouts has been discussed before, but this is a new, growing phenomenon which hasn't been mentioned....

I can understand people being too lazy to indicate when turning right, or too lazy to cancel their indicators befoire exiting but...

I've noticed more and more people indicating right, particularly coming up to min-roundabouts, when they actually want to go straight on. WTF? Taking the time and effort to give an incorrect signal which causes people to stop when they don't need to?
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It's because a lot of drivers genuinely don't know what they are doing.
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Yes, that's about the size of it! And when you consider how many accidents occur on RAB's, is it any wonder? I wonder how they ever passed their driving tests, I mean, there are so many of the blessed things, if you were ever doing it right in the 1st place, how could you forget?

The other thing people do is to indicate too early when they want to come off. So I pull out onto the RAB only to get a toot or a dirty look. ******s .
 
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IAM teaches:

If you're going left, signal left.
If you're going straight on do not signal on approach but signal left before exit.
If you're turning right, signal right on approach and left before exit.

Obviously there are adjustment to be made for mini roundabouts (don't signal at all for straight on and only signal right when turning right), but you get the drift.

Unfortunately this all requires a bit of thought, but people are generally too busy or too dim to think when they're driving.
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Hmm, the main thing I encounter is when people are coming from the right so you have to stop, but then they turn off left without indicating so you're sat there like a plank.

I honk my horn and get all angry
 
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What gets my goat is when you're approaching the RAB and the doddery fekker in front doesn't know when to move onto the bloody thing and waits for ages completely unaware of the principle "give way to the right" when the only other user is approaching from the 1st exit!!!AARGHHH. You expect them to move off but no, they'll catch ya out and you'll be done for running into their arse.
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Re: Indicating on Roundabouts

This is what I hate - when I want to go straight on (1st exit) on the mini roundabout. Should I really need to indicate left? I do if someone is visible on the roundabout coming the other way.

The thing that gets my goat, is the person coming the opposite way, indicating right. I then stop, in case he is going all the way round and leaving the way he came, but they usually just go straight on, and I have stopped, and look like a right pillock

They are idiots. You do not need to indicate right when going straight on!

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I like the way 'ME' is written, did you use Photoshop to do it?
 
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Its not exactly a spaghetti junction, why would that red car need to indicate right when going straight over?? Does my head in every time, but I daren't not stop, cause if they are driving round and I crash into them it'd be my fault!
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Do new Alfa's have the factory option of having no indicators like Beemers and Mercs do?
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What you should do is put the hazards on so it covers whatever you might do at a roundabout...
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You're joking?! You are one talented man Pud!

I thought Mr Neil Buchanan himself from ITV's Art Attack had strolled in and done it for you, it's THAT good!!!

 
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What you should do is put the hazards on so it covers whatever you might do at a roundabout...
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IAM teaches:

If you're going left, signal left.
If you're going straight on do not signal on approach but signal left before exit.
If you're turning right, signal right on approach and left before exit.
That doesnt cover roundabouts with five or more exits or ****s doing a "U" turn and comming back from where they've just been!

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It's because a lot of drivers genuinely don't know what they are doing.
What He Said !!
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What about the very worst, lowest, scum of the earth.

I hope they are not on here.

Blitzing down the middle of the road past the line of traffic, indicating right, and then doing a complete loop of the RAB.!!!!!!!

I hate those [email protected]

They should be taken out and shot at the end of a long queue.
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Hmm, the main thing I encounter is when people are coming from the right so you have to stop, but then they turn off left without indicating so you're sat there like a plank.

I honk my horn and get all angry
Yep!
I swear at someone every single morning on my way to work for that. It's worse when they take a racing line, head to the inside and apex the roundabout before they peel off on the first junction.

It's a stalk thats cunning placed right next to their hand, it wouldn't take much effort to extend a finger and flick said control stalk to let the rest of the world know where they're going and save on the telepathy.
 
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What about the very worst, lowest, scum of the earth.
Blitzing down the middle of the road past the line of traffic, indicating right, and then doing a complete loop of the RAB.!!!!!!!

I do that occasionally. (If you can do it, it means people
in the queue aren't pulling out fast enough.)

You'd love it here:
Everyone else just cuts right from the lefthand lane to turn right.

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What about the very worst, lowest, scum of the earth.

I hope they are not on here.

Blitzing down the middle of the road past the line of traffic, indicating right, and then doing a complete loop of the RAB.!!!!!!!

I hate those [email protected]

They should be taken out and shot at the end of a long queue.
i do this all the time on one particular set of junctions/RAB's because it's the only way progress can be made to a particular road
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i do this all the time on one particular set of junctions/RAB's because it's the only way progress can be made to a particular road
Yeah, I do this as well, I use indication and lane disipline, it is legal and completely safe as well. I see nothing wrong with it.

Why bother queing up on the left hand lane when I can just turn right, and go completely round and then off? You know it makes sense!
 
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Yeah, I do this as well, I use indication and lane disipline, it is legal and completely safe as well. I see nothing wrong with it.

Why bother queing up on the left hand lane when I can just turn right, and go completely round and then off? You know it makes sense!
in my circumstance the congestion is all for exits that I don't want on two successive roundabouts

so, on the first roundabout I avoid a long queue by being in the RH lane and going straight over, avoiding another huge queue who want to go straight on (when I actually want to go left) so I go round
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Apart from bunging up the roundabout even more than it is for everyone else wanting to get on with their journeys too ... no, nothing wrong with it at all.

The more people do it, the worse the problem is going to get and the longer the traffic wil take to clear.
 
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Another rant about roundabouts - they naturally sort themselves out, that's the whole idea of a roundabout right? To give everyone a fair crack of the whip at a junction.

Why is councils are filling all the roundabouts in South Wales with traffic lights? OK, at rush hour I can see the benefits if more cars hit it from one direction than the other, but at midnight when there's a red light and nothing for miles around it's so frustrating sitting there waiting for lights to change and not sneaking through because the car lights in the distance might be the police.

Can the public no longer be trusted to negotitate a roundabout by them selves any more?
 
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