Round-a-bouts

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  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    So what the heck are these things? They are taking over mankind.
    They seem to be sprouting up everywhere.

    I guess I should realize they are here for good and figure out how to navigate
    those darn things. Who goes first, who goes second, when to enter..when
    to run.

    So this is the future , eh.?
     
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    The vehicles entering the roundabout need to yield to the vehicles already in the roundabout.
     
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    I wonder if there are half round abouts. I got flipped off and honked at doing my circle
    thing by someone coming straight in. Maybe it was a round a bout want to be.
     
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    Hmm.... I thought everyone caught the past rather spirited TDPRI debates on the topic.
     
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    We have so much here.

    I even Wonder if it's not our speciality along cheese and wine.
     
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    I generally have no issue with roundabouts. They seem to keep traffic flowing better than traditional intersections. But, man, they seem to be everywhere in Europe. Got a little roundabout overload on my trek through the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany last fall.
     
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    Anything has to be better than the worst!

    Safer, more efficient, will save thousands of lives.

    It’s so easy.. just give way to cars on it or entering it coming from the left (US) or from right (UK)

     
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    We even got the Emperor of Roundabot


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    the magic roundabout... crazy!

     
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    Very Dangerous.
     
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    At least in my country, vehicles entering have the "yield" traffic sign, to make it clear.

    From that on, it is treated as a normal piece of road that just happens to be in the shape of a circle. When you TURN, to get out of the circle, you must yield to any pedestrians or cyclists who are crossing the exit.
     
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    Ugh. American drivers.

    Coming down my street, I slow down and turn on my turn signal to pull into my driveway; the speed limit on my street is 25 MPH. There is sometimes someone behind me not paying attention - they have to hit the brakes to avoid hitting me turning into my driveway. The will honk and flip me off - because, obviously, it is my fault they are not paying attention. :rolleyes:

    I have no idea why everyone thinks they have the right of way in all instances. That thinking is dangerous. However, given the "me centric" attitude that has been building for years and social media has fueled, it does not surprise me either.
     
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    Here it seems to be: Whoever has the fastest approach speed has right of way, regardless of other cars already in the roundabout. I drive a 2003 Hyundai Elantra with a slippy clutch (read: gutless) and I am forever dealing with cars cutting in in front of me on roundabouts when I am half to three quarters though my manoeuvre. It does my head in.
     
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    The key to driving on roundabouts is to drive a bigger car than most and weave like you might be drunk. Most cars will give way to you and leave you plenty of room.
     
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    Yes, I seem to remember that now. Maybe I did not read it since I did not have to deal with many yet.
     
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    Counter Clockwise. At least here in the US.

    Dan
     
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    Crossroads are dangerous, roundabout are part of the safest thing on road.
     
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    They are a godsend. Learn how to use them and everyone will benefit. They are going in everywhere around me.

    My dad said in Texas, they put them in and rip them back out because no one can figure out how to use them. He visits me here and is just as confused. There are only two lanes, how can he always be in the wrong one? I asked him if he always turn left from the right lane, "No!" Then why now? Read the sign!
     
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    No - the person with the most expensive car has the right of way. During the day with stay at home Moms driving, it is the person who's husband is the most successful has the right of way (sorry for the sexist post here). Or at least that is what is seems like where I live.

    I live in a nice community - but not rich or upscale by any stretch. We have a few upscale neighborhoods, some lower income neighborhoods, and a lot of 20 - 30 year old colonials that were further out expansions of the Cleveland suburbs. The problem is, there are a lot of people who move here when they get a bit of money or start doing well, and they think this is a rich community, and become snobby because they are here. That snobby attitude manifests itself as "I have the right to do anything because we live well!" It is odd / interesting how that sentiment just festers in some neighborhoods / areas. This really took off about 10 years ago where we live.
     
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