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People edging out of roundabouts

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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JackeeBoyJackeeBoy Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
It's probably the most annoying thing for me when driving. There is a medium-size roundabout where I live and which I have to cross pretty much everyday After I have entered the roundabout, there are always cars pretty much in my lane which forces me to either stop or go into the other line which can be an issue if there is another car there and behind me. It's even worst when people hesitate and end up blocking me and I have to stop.

It also is a pain when I am in the middle lane waiting to enter the roundabout. Because everyone wants to drive an SUV, there is always, and I mean ALWAYS, that person who is beside me but edges out so much I can't see the oncoming traffic. You would think the solution would be to simply follow the car besides me out but that doesn't work for two main reasons -

1 - A lot of these are SUV drivers have fancy cars with much better acceleration so can dodge danger better than me. If I follow the car out, there could be a very good chance a car could be coming which will hit me before I can get away.

2 - They can pull out really dangerously and (as I witness directly myself when going round a roundabout) suddenly stop because they can't beat the traffic and leave me exposed to be hit.

I have lived in this area for just over 3 years and have witnessed 4 accidents myself. Just imagine how many more must happen.

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  • tacpot12tacpot12 Forumite
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    Solutions:
    - join the right-hand lane approaching the roundabout, and go all the way around the roundabout to get back the exit you want
    - buy a faster car
    - buy a motorcycle
    - buy an SUV so you can see through the window of the SUV next you
    - take a different route that avoids the roundabout entirely
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always check official information sources before relying on my posts.
  • EdGasketTheSecondEdGasketTheSecond Forumite
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    We live in an over-crowded country; c'est la vie.
  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    What car you got?

    Mine is a 1L and is like !!!! off a shovel on roundabouts, junctions and lights, much to the surprise of most other drivers in BMWs, Audi's, 4x4s :D
  • Aylesbury_DuckAylesbury_Duck Forumite
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    We live in an over-crowded country; c'est la vie.
    Yeah, it’s packed. Almost 6% of the land is built on. The other day a friend from overseas visited and when he landed, someone got pushed off the end of Southend pier.
  • Joe_HornerJoe_Horner Forumite
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    Yeah, it’s packed. Almost 6% of the land is built on. The other day a friend from overseas visited and when he landed, someone got pushed off the end of Southend pier.

    You should see it round here when the flight from Cardiff lands at Valley - bodies piling into the sea all round the island!
  • d0nkeyk0ngd0nkeyk0ng Forumite
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    I've encountered this locally. There's a roundabout and from my approach, has a left lane for taking the first exit, a middle lane for carrying on straight, and a right lane for taking the third exit.



    Buses will use the third lane and edge out. I'm in the middle lane. If the bus edges out, I can't see if there's oncoming traffic. I can either edge out further than the bus, wait until the bus pulls out and then I can see, or pull out alongside the bus. I normally take the last option but I've seen and encountered other drivers who edge out more and more. Yet, if they were all stopped in the correct position, following the curve of the roundabout, they'd all be able to see quite clearly.
  • EssexExileEssexExile Forumite
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    Yet another roundabout question. You'd think they were a new invention.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
  • SupersonosSupersonos Forumite
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    EssexExile wrote: »
    Yet another roundabout question. You'd think they were a new invention.

    The OP didn't ask a question, they made a statement.
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