Advice on roundabout.

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TheFungle

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3,439 posts

135 months

Monday 21st August 2017
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Since changing my commute I encounter this roundabout on a daily basis and it's driving me insane!

The A61 is a busy road linking Ripon to J50 of the A1(M), and with the addition of the A6055 'access' road when the upgraded the A1, the below junction seems to cause a lot of confusion.

This is the signage you see as you approach the roundabout:



Traffic seems evenly split between the three exits and it's exit two that causes to question what is the right approach.

Taking exit one is straightforward, stay in left lane and indicate, job done.

As is exit three but with staying in right lane, indicating right then a left indicate past exit 2.

Exit two is the bothersome one with drivers invariably taking the left lane option, not indicating for exit one which in turns causes confusion for the car waiting to join from the A6055 or catches a driver out who has taken the right lane option and is now moving over.



What is the general concencus? It should be pointed out that there is no lane marking on the A61 approach.

daimlerv8

661 posts

9 months

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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L/H lane for the first two exits,R/H lane for the other two.

If exiting at the second,I would position myself to the right of the l/h lane,and maintain that position until past the first exit,then signal left if there is other interested traffic.

Hazman123

22 posts

54 months

Sunday 27th August 2017
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If I was approaching that roundabout for the first time, I would assume the second 'main' exit (thickest line) had two lanes exiting the roundabout, so either left or right would be fine, the if necessary filter in to one...
Edit: just looked at the overhead, doesn't look like any exits have two lanes, in which case stay in left as previous poster suggested. Wouldn't help me having caused road rage on my first time through the roundabout, without the benefit of the overhead though...!

Edited by Hazman123 on Sunday 27th August 21:57

7mike

2,634 posts

122 months

Monday 28th August 2017
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TheFungle said:
Exit two is the bothersome one with drivers invariably taking the left lane option, not indicating for exit one which in turns causes confusion for the car waiting to join from the A6055 or catches a driver out who has taken the right lane option and is now moving over.
You've described driver's using lane one to take the second exit to the left; no signal on approach, left signal to exit after passing the first exit? And this confuses you? Just a thought, maybe taking the right lane option isn't such a good idea wink