We cannot deny it: roundabouts are the weak point of most drivers. In fact, according to recent reports, two out of three still do not know who has priority in the incorporations, which causes more than one situation of unnecessary danger. Here are some helpful tips:
QUESTION OF PRIORITIES
It may seem very obvious, but in order not to obstruct traffic, the first thing to remember is that the priority in the roundabout belongs to whoever is already inside, so we will have to be patient and wait until the right time to join. It is also important to take a look at the other drivers waiting to merge, as half of the accidents are caused by rear-end collisions when we are stopped waiting to access the roundabout.
IN THE INCORPORATIONS ...
Our management will determine the best option to join a roundabout and, although there is no strict rule, there are different recommendations. For example, when we are going to take the exit on the right or go straight on in the roundabout, it would be better to enter through the outer lane. On the contrary, if we are going to turn left or change direction, we would have to enter using the internal one.
WHEN LEAVING, ALWAYS IN THE RIGHT LANE
A simple and essential rule that we sometimes forget is that when leaving a roundabout we must always do it from the right. This does not mean that we have to merge into this lane every time, as we have just explained, but it does mean that we must change to the right lane well in advance before our departure.
DON'T FORGET THE INDICATORS
Of course, we must not forget the importance of notifying the rest of the drivers of our maneuvers, always signaling them with the turn signals. Thus, we will avoid confusing the other cars and everyone's driving will be much safer.