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GAJ
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   Posted 1/4/2012 2:30 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'll snap some photos, (if I remember), as you say El Sid, completely defeats the purpose of keeping the wheels rolling and traffic flowing smoothly.



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   Posted 1/5/2012 3:04 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Roundabout are simply something new to driver's in certain areas of the US. Us Americans, especially older ones, don't like change. But roundabouts aint rocket science either, just gotta get used to them. Heck in a great portion of Europe they've been around for decades. Maybe over time they'll catch on more around here.

For us cycle riders it means less time in traffic sitting stationary, holding the clutch lever in, menaing less waer on internal tranny parts. So that is a positive. Also, less time sitting still in traffic sucking exhaust fumes and getting heated up because we're not moving, also positives. I'm for the roundabouts.


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   Posted 1/5/2012 3:28 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Traffic circles are popping up rapidly in my area. I've noticed about half of drivers cannot keep their car entirely in the lane.
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   Posted 1/5/2012 11:45 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
GAJ said...
I'll snap some photos, (if I remember), as you say El Sid, completely defeats the purpose of keeping the wheels rolling and traffic flowing smoothly.


And this also means that those who use the roundabout correctly may be in store for a ticket/fine. It's a crazy world..


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   Posted 1/6/2012 1:59 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Taken from the CA driver's handbook. Not a bd explanation really:

Roundabouts

A roundabout is an intersection where traffic travels around a central island in a counter-clockwise direction.

Vehicles entering or exiting the roundabout must yield to all traffic including pedestrians.

 

When you approach a roundabout:

• Slow down as you approach the roundabout.

 

• Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the roadway.

 

• Watch for signs and/or pavement markings that guide you or prohibit certain movements.

 

• Enter the roundabout when there is a big enough gap in traffic.

 

• Drive in a counter-clockwise direction. Do not stop or pass other vehicles.

 

• Use your turn signals when you change lanes or exit the roundabout.

 

• If you miss your exit, continue around until you return to your exit. For roundabouts with multiple lanes, choose your

  entry or exit lane based on your destination as shown in the graphic. For example, to:

    • Turn right at the intersection, choose the right-hand lane and exit in the right-hand lane.

    • Go straight through the intersection, choose either lane, and exit in the lane you entered.

    • Turn left, choose the left lane, and exit.

 

Seems simple enough, right?!?  devil  Hit one of these things in D.C. and almost got creamed by a driver with out-of state plates that had no idea where he was going or how to get through this thing. You could see the "oh-no" expression on his face. His poor Wife was clinging onto anything she could grab onto in the passenger side!



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