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8 hours ago, Longcol said:

"Don't Indicate, I'll guess where yer going,

Left, right, straight on, there's no way of knowing

All I ask is some indication

And that you've taken your medication"

Superb Longcol quite Superb, Thank You.

 

Should be in the Key of 'Grr' though¬†ūüėÄ:thumbsup:

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Years ago, I was on the Owler Bar roundabout having entered from the road from Totley.

 

I was heading towards Baslow (3rd exit) so entered the roundabout in the right hand lane. Got past the first exit (where Moorlands is) and proceeded along where the roundabout is a bit straighter. 

 

Only to discover a car coming in the other direction!

 

Not sure who was more shocked, me or him - I swerved over to the other lane and we passed each other while I gesticulated my thoughts about his actions.

 

Morons on roundabouts indeed!!

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11 hours ago, The_DADDY said:

I've had my fill of them. Stupid, brain dead, can't drive a car and operate indicators at the same time idiots that seem to be everywhere these days. They need their licenses removing until they learn to INDICATE THE WAY THEY INTEND TO GO AND NOT SOME RANDOM AND COMPLETELY DIFFERENT DIRECTION THAT BARES NO RELATION TO WHERE YOU JUST INDICATED!!!

A POX ON YOU!!!

NUMBER ONE PIECE OF ADVICE !

When waiting to get out onto as roundabout (or any give way junction) NEVER look right until the vehicle in front of you has clearly moved off onto the roundabout. If you do you are opening yourself up to the number one accident (which most people have had at some time) : they start moving, you look right and think you have time to get out and so you move off (whilst looking right), but the car in front changes its mind and stops = rear ender (and your fault....).

As an aside I tend to think it's slightly unfair it is always 100% the fault of the car behind as by definition the vehicle in front has actually made a mistake !

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I hate round-a-bouts especially when I'm on the phone to someone...

A bit of consideration wouldn't come amiss from other drivers.........

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1 hour ago, whiteowl said:

Years ago, I was on the Owler Bar roundabout having entered from the road from Totley.

 

I was heading towards Baslow (3rd exit) so entered the roundabout in the right hand lane. Got past the first exit (where Moorlands is) and proceeded along where the roundabout is a bit straighter. 

 

Only to discover a car coming in the other direction!

 

Not sure who was more shocked, me or him - I swerved over to the other lane and we passed each other while I gesticulated my thoughts about his actions.

 

Morons on roundabouts indeed!!

Sorry about that. 

 

Must have had a dodgy pint at Fanny's.

 

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Once dragged a Corsair around Brook hill roundabout.

Ok Corsairs had pointy front ends but they sure don't fit under the back of Luton vans :hihi:.

 

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1 hour ago, Chekhov said:

NUMBER ONE PIECE OF ADVICE !

When waiting to get out onto as roundabout (or any give way junction) NEVER look right until the vehicle in front of you has clearly moved off onto the roundabout. If you do you are opening yourself up to the number one accident (which most people have had at some time) : they start moving, you look right and think you have time to get out and so you move off (whilst looking right), but the car in front changes its mind and stops = rear ender (and your fault....).

As an aside I tend to think it's slightly unfair it is always 100% the fault of the car behind as by definition the vehicle in front has actually made a mistake !

I think that’s a case of assuming the driver in front has the same perception as you and you would proceed, so you think that because they’re moving forward they have gone when you would have.

There is also the rare  occasion when they can stall or their engine cuts out when setting off.

Best to drive like everyone one the road is an idiot and will do the most unlikely and dangerous thing possible! Read the road.

 

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One other thing, you should never overtake any vehicle on the inside on a roundabout because that vehicle WILL be turning left at some point, that is an absolute certainty......

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Tinsley  roundabout which I used to use daily was always a case for many drivers to chop and change lanes as they found gaps.

Brook Hill roundabout is beset by nervous and frustrated drivers who go for gaps that don’t exist after becoming impatient.

 

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3 minutes ago, Chekhov said:

One other thing, you should never overtake any vehicle on the inside on a roundabout because that vehicle WILL be turning left at some point, that is an absolute certainty......

And they should look to their left to make sure no vehicle is there that they will collide with when exiting the roundabout.

 

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Another annoyance is drivers on motorways never indicating when they exit or only do so at the last minute as they enter the slip road.

There are preceding markers to an exit at 300, 200 and 100 metres. You should indicate at 300m when the first one is seen!!!

And be in the near side lane at that point, not leaving it until the last minute to cut across other vehicles.

 

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15 minutes ago, RJRB said:

Tinsley  roundabout which I used to use daily was always a case for many drivers to chop and change lanes as they found gaps.

Brook Hill roundabout is beset by nervous and frustrated drivers who go for gaps that don’t exist after becoming impatient.

 

One thing that gets me about the Brookhill roundabout is some vehicles coming up Netherthorpe Rd turn right by staying in the left hand / outside lane all the way around. So, when you're coming out of Upper Hanover St you see a vehicle apparently going straight on (in the outside lane) down Upper Hanover St, but it then sweeps right round outside (out of your peripheral vison which is focussed more to the left looking for a gap) and appears just as you are about to pull out, or even have pulled out.

 

BTW, is that a legitimate route round that roundabout ? 

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