Driver refresher: roundabouts

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Roundabouts – this is one of the most asked questions when we are out and about and many drivers have had a frustrating or dangerous experience when using a roundabout.

Noosa Council and Department of Transport and Main Roads have recently published a short, informative flyer on using roundabouts – most appropriate as Noosa is the land of roundabouts.

The information includes the following:

  • Drivers must give way to all vehicles on the roundabout.
  • Position your vehicle and follow the signs and directional arrows on the road.

Unless arrows on the road indicate otherwise, remember these rules:

  • To turn left, use the left lane and indicate left prior to entering and exiting the roundabout.
  • To turn right, use the right lane and indicate right prior to entering the roundabout and then indicate left prior to exiting the roundabout.
  • To go straight ahead, use either lane and only indicate prior to exiting the roundabout.

How to indicate:

Indicate whichever way you're going. If you are going left, right or straight ahead – make sure that you always use your left indicator to signal that you are exiting the roundabout.
Multi-lane roundabouts:

  • In some circumstances on a multi-lane roundabout you may need to change lanes before exiting. If you have to change lanes you must give way to vehicles in the lane in which you are moving to.

Remember these simple rules and be a safe and courteous driver.

Sergeant Yvette Tarrier on 

 
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