Round-a-bout Rule – Are you getting it right ?

There is a road rule nobody seems to get right, and it could cost drivers hundreds of dollars in fines.

Authorities are breaking down misconceptions when it comes to roundabout rules, with a number of drivers under the impression they have to give way to people entering a roundabout on the right.

However, drivers are actually meant to give way to those already on the roundabout.

“There seems to be a bit of a misconception that when you approach the roundabout you look to the right to see if another vehicle is approaching the roundabout and wait,” NRMA’s Peter Khoury told Yahoo7.

“You actually give way to vehicles that are already on the roundabout to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.”

In fact, the rule is – that motorists need to give way to cars already driving through the roundabout coming from all directions.

Mr Khoury also said that if you see someone approaching the roundabout from the right, you don’t have to stop and wait for them unless they are already in the roundabout.

There is no need to wait for people who are still 5, 10, 20 or 30 metres away, as many of us seem to.

Article by the National Roads & Motorists Association – 12 July 2018


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