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RMVette 10-23-2020 8:48am

How to drive a roundabout
 
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Around Charlotte, they are building more and more roundabouts and no one seems to understand how to navigate them.... until now. :)



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MadInNc 10-23-2020 8:55am

~5-6 yrs ago in Italy and took back roads from Lake Garda to Lake Como.

Must have been a round about every 1-2 km.

Hundreds of them LOL

While wanting too see the countryside never anticipated the impact and time for all those round abouts...

mrvette 10-23-2020 9:21am

I got older in the Wash DC burbs.....Bethesda/Chevy Chase Md......and on Conn. Ave. NW DC at the line, was a turnabout that became such a mess over the decades, I heard they took it out......:dance::confused5: but I been gone for some 23 years now....

:hurray:

Cybercowboy 10-23-2020 9:50am

They're building a big one right by my house. Just within a mile of my house there are four roundabouts and a diverging diamond. The shit I see going through these...

RMVette 10-23-2020 9:59am

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Originally Posted by Cybercowboy (Post 1815577)
They're building a big one right by my house. Just within a mile of my house there are four roundabouts and a diverging diamond. The shit I see going through these...

:lol: :iagree:

Wathen1955 10-23-2020 10:01am

We have several of these in our neighborhood. People don't get it that when a car is in the roundabout, they have the right of way. These are the same idiots that don't know what "yield" means.

aerovette 10-23-2020 10:21am


JetMechZ16 10-23-2020 10:29am

Roundabouts are much easier and quicker to navigate than stop signs. I'd like to see more of them.

Rodnok1 10-23-2020 10:56am

The put several in around downtown here... Unfortunately it was a truck route and ended badly dozens of times as they were small.
My only issue with roundabouts (besides they all suck) is the fukers that do 60 and slide lanes like it's a race track corner.

RMVette 10-23-2020 11:05am

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Originally Posted by Rodnok1 (Post 1815608)
The put several in around downtown here... Unfortunately it was a truck route and ended badly dozens of times as they were small.
My only issue with roundabouts (besides they all suck) is the fukers that do 60 and slide lanes like it's a race track corner.

Well you do have to hit the apex for the fastest way through them. Or go over the top as in the gif

dvarapala 10-23-2020 11:29am

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Originally Posted by JetMechZ16 (Post 1815592)
Roundabouts are much easier and quicker to navigate than stop signs. I'd like to see more of them.

They are very trendy around here, but many people are too dumb to use them. :sadangel:


Rikki Z-06 10-23-2020 12:42pm

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:


What a ride. :funnier::funnier:

99 pewtercoupe 10-23-2020 2:00pm

I think they are much more efficient than stop signs...as long as people understand how to use them. Always have to watch for those that come to a full stop before entering even though there are no other vehicles in the roundabout. Our island has about six of them.

ThePirate 10-23-2020 2:27pm

The one near me is called the circle of death. 2 lanes in all 4 directions. Nobody knows what lane to be in approaching it or exiting it. Of course, anyone under 80 should be able to figure it out but most stop at the yield signs and sit until all traffic has exited then proceed at about 10 mph.. Didn't speed anyone up.

Olustee bus 10-23-2020 2:53pm

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Originally Posted by mrvette (Post 1815565)
I got older in the Wash DC burbs.....Bethesda/Chevy Chase Md......and on Conn. Ave. NW DC at the line, was a turnabout that became such a mess over the decades, I heard they took it out......:dance::confused5: but I been gone for some 23 years now....

:hurray:

Just a wild guess but it may have straightened out after you left:dance:

z06psi 10-23-2020 3:10pm

Did he/she stick the landing?

ratflinger 10-23-2020 3:34pm

Go to London and try them - everyone else is driving the wrong way!

aerovette 10-23-2020 3:35pm

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Originally Posted by RMVette (Post 1815549)
Around Charlotte, they are building more and more roundabouts and no one seems to understand how to navigate them.... until now. :)



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Cybercowboy 10-23-2020 5:00pm

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Originally Posted by ThePirate (Post 1815650)
The one near me is called the circle of death. 2 lanes in all 4 directions. Nobody knows what lane to be in approaching it or exiting it. Of course, anyone under 80 should be able to figure it out but most stop at the yield signs and sit until all traffic has exited then proceed at about 10 mph.. Didn't speed anyone up.

There's one not far away that is the main entrance into a big casino. It's just off I-44 on the Missouri/Oklahoma state line near Joplin (Downstream Casino) and they have so many signs set up to stage you up in the correct lane, with wide lanes, arrows, everything you could hope for and STILL people **** it up all the time.

markids77 10-23-2020 6:10pm

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Originally Posted by RMVette (Post 1815613)
Well you do have to hit the apex for the fastest way through them. Or go over the top as in the gif

They are a great deal more fun since I put the Pilot Sports on the crowd plow.


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