Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Rule #351: Roundabouts



I like roundabouts. I think they work to keep traffic moving. Stats show that there are less fatal accidents at roundabouts than traditional intersections. There are, however more fender benders. The one thing I don't understand is why there is more than 1 lane in a roundabout. I don't think anyone is in a roundabout long enough to make a lane change. It seems to create a dangerous situation. Either I don't understand how these things work, or there should be only one lane.


In the new world, there will be only one lane in roundabouts. Or someone will have to show people like me why there are more than one.
AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!

 

7 comments:

  1. I think that more caution should be taken when entering the roundabouts as I have almost been in several accidents as a result of drivers passing me on the outside lane and not seeing them there. If anyone could advise what the proper/legal way to drive in roundabouts is, I would love to know!

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  2. There was instuctions given to all residents of the region on how to drive in round a bouts when they were first implemented. People view the second lane option as a chance to pass, causing accidents. No passing in the round a bout! Also there are very few who signal their intentions when turning. The other problem is people who come to a complete stop when its not necessary. IT'S A YIELD SIGN PEOPLE!!!!!!!

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  3. Good points. I think I need to review the instructions. And now that people are more familiar with them, maybe the region should do another training blitz.

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    1. Video Instructions can be found athttp://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/search/index.aspx?strSearch=roundabout, but it's not the locals that are always the problem, but visitors to the area. if they are at a dead stop at an empty roundabout - there TOURISTS!
      Great blog so far, Dude!!!

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    2. Thanks for the info, I'll check it out.

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  4. I would also like to thank whomever sent that information and will make sure that I share it with other people that I have asked the same question and they were also not sure.

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  5. Thanks everyone for the comments. Due to this new information I have a better understanding of roundabouts and am officially changing my view. 2 lanes are OK with proper education.
    Thanks again!

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