Roundabouts and the Highway Code

In RTA by AAH

Bow round about and cycling

A dangerous round about in London

A dangerous round about in London.

The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone.

Rule 186

Signals and position:

When taking the first exit to the left, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise signal left and approach in the left-hand lane,  keep to the left on the roundabout and continue signalling left to leave.

When taking an exit to the right or going full circle, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise, signal right and approach in the right-hand lane, keep to the right on the roundabout until you need to change lanes to exit the round about;signal left after you have passed the exit before the one you want.

When taking any intermediate exit, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise select the appropriate lane on approach to and on the roundabout

you should not normally need to signal on approach
stay in this lane until you need to alter course to exit the roundabout

signal left after you have passed the exit before the one you want.
When there are more than three lanes at the entrance to a roundabout, use the most appropriate lane on approach and through it.

Hafezis comments :-

At multiple lanes and exits round about it’s easy to make mistakes when entering and exiting roundabouts. Incorrectly approached it could be argued as negligent driving. If as a result of not following the above code at a roundabout, you cause an accident, you would be responsible for the cause of the accident. You would have to compensate the other party for the loss and damage you will have caused.

If you are unfortunate to have got involved with driving through a roundabout and are accused of negligent driving or are a victim of such driving call me for a free, no obligation consultation

Abdul Hafezi
0207 377 0600