How to use roundabouts.

Highway Code Rule 186 – Roundabouts

Signals and position. When taking the first exit to the left, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise

  • signal left and approach in the left-hand lane
  • keep to the left on the roundabout and continue signalling left to leave

When taking an exit to the right or going full circle, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise

  • signal right and approach in the right-hand lane
  • keep to the right on the roundabout until you need to change lanes to exit the roundabout
  • signal left after you have passed the exit before the one you want

When taking any intermediate exit, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise

  • select the appropriate lane on approach to the roundabout
  • you should not normally need to signal on approach
  • stay in this lane until you need to alter course to exit the roundabout
  • signal left after you have passed the exit before the one you want

When there are more than three lanes at the entrance to a roundabout, use the most appropriate lane on approach and through it.

Mirror – Signal – Position – Speed – Look.

You should try to follow the MSPSL routine as you approach any junction.

  • Check you mirrors.
  • Signal as appropriate.
  • When its safe move into position.
  • Slow down to an appropriate speed for the roundabout. You need to be aware you may have to stop at the give way line.
  • Look ahead and right to assess the traffic moving around the roundabout.
  • If it is safe to proceed, remember to stay in lane and signal your exit. You should not cause any traffic on your right to slow down.
  • If you cannot move onto the roundabout drop to 1st gear wait until you can proceed.

 

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