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    Increasingly these days I find myself approaching roundabouts to find nobody moving because everyone is trying to give way, waiting for the car to their right to go. Happens so often but I can't remember this happening in the past. (Unless I've got too old to remember)
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      Quote Originally Posted by mune ni kamome View Post
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      Increasingly these days I find myself approaching roundabouts to find nobody moving because everyone is trying to give way, waiting for the car to their right to go. Happens so often but I can't remember this happening in the past. (Unless I've got too old to remember)
      A knock on effect from the reduction in people signaling. With use of indictors now going out of fashion, then drivers have to be doubly sure before guessing another driver's intention, hence more caution at roundabouts.
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      The only reason I'm more hesitant at roundabouts nowadays is that no-one bloody indicates anymore.
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      Do you mean mini roundabouts? As this does seem to happen if a mini roundabout has 4 exits.
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      Unexpectedly not entering a roundabout (when it is empty) seems to be a common cause of accidents. Of course it is the responsibility of the driver who does the rear-ending, but this dithering is bloody infuriating.
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      I guarantee the drivers that are hesitant at roundabouts are the same people who struggle with self service checkouts in supermarkets and/or are painfully slow going through airport security. Nimrods.
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      I guarantee the drivers that are hesitant at roundabouts are the same people who struggle with self service checkouts in supermarkets and/or are painfully slow going through airport security. Nimrods.
      Who doesn't struggle with self service checkouts...?

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      A knock on effect from the reduction in people signaling. With use of indictors now going out of fashion, then drivers have to be doubly sure before guessing another driver's intention, hence more caution at roundabouts.
      Spot on.
      There is a roundabout on the A259 in Newhaven, if I'm driving from Newhaven to Seaford I always try to second guess what the driver coming the other way is going to do.
      Cars coming from Seaford ( A259) indicate right on the roundabout but go straight over towards Newhaven, some drivers don't indicate but turn right at the roundabout towards Denton.
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      had an interesting one last evening. Mini roundabout with three roads, all minor B ones. Three of us literally approached at same time and same distance, all indicating a right turn, all stoped watching who felt they had right of way. Never had one like that before
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      Quote Originally Posted by Blue Valkyrie View Post
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      A knock on effect from the reduction in people signaling. With use of indictors now going out of fashion, then drivers have to be doubly sure before guessing another driver's intention, hence more caution at roundabouts.
      Yes, this. Well not just not signalling, but signalling wrong. I would say >50% of people signal wrong, at roundabouts, particularly signalling right to go round a roundabout but then not cancelling it when they get to their exit.

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      Spot on.
      There is a roundabout on the A259 in Newhaven, if I'm driving from Newhaven to Seaford I always try to second guess what the driver coming the other way is going to do.
      Cars coming from Seaford ( A259) indicate right on the roundabout but go straight over towards Newhaven, some drivers don't indicate but turn right at the roundabout towards Denton.
      Both of the roundabouts either side of Sainsburys seem to be particularly bad for some reason. I do think a lot of these problems could be removed if the lanes were very clearly marked (or if people learned to use their indicators.
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      Are people taking stupidity pills on here today or something

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