People don’t understand how to use roundabouts

Maybe you could do us all a favour and publish an annual guide to using roundabouts in Duncan.

Maybe you could do us all a favour and publish an annual guide to using roundabouts in Duncan.

Going on five or six years since the first ones were installed, there are more and more of them, and I see maybe one out of 10 people entering and exiting safely or signalling correctly.

Most don’t signal at all, so one has to assume they’re going to remain in the roundabout.

When they exit without signalling, it just holds up traffic waiting to enter, until they actually exit.

I’ve seen others signalling left, presumably indicating they’re going to stay in the roundabout, but then failing to signal right (the only correct signal in a roundabout), presumably assuming that the other drivers will infer from their lack of signalling left that they are about to exit.

The scariest is drivers that nearly enter the roundabout, in the absence of existing traffic in the roundabout signalling left (incorrect), so assuming (wrongly) that traffic is about to exit.

 

Kent Finley

Cowichan Bay

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