I'm not an advanced driver but try to improve constantly (sometime failing completely!). Anyway, since another post in this forum I've decided to be non agressive so have changed my commute to work. Unfortunately it involves this roundabout that causes me problems on a daily basis. It's a two lane roundabout, which subsequently splits into three lanes. However, I believe the road markings split into two lanes on the outside lane (the one I usually take). This seems to get me into trouble no-end as I always get either beeped at or cars that cut me up. I've tried different approaches from the downright agressive, out accelerate, to being passive but get caught out all the time. Maybe I'm approaching in the wrong lane so any advice would be appreciated.
The two approaches are near identical and shown in the streetviews below.
In this one I enter from the outside lane with a view to sticking in the middle lane, to go straight ahead. Today, in slow moving traffic, I was side by side with a car that tried to ram into the side of me. The driver subsequently started gesticulating madly in my rear view mirror.First Approach
This one is identical but normally faster due to the time of morning I go to work and the fact that the road splits further round the roundabout.Second Approach
I guess the simplest answer is to approach on the nearside lane but am battling with the advice I was given, by an ex police driving instructor, who said that I should stick to the route I wish to take to make the best/most efficient progress (obviously taking into account any hazzards). However, I'm wondering if I'm either in the wrong or should just go for the easy life.