Using the road: Roundabouts.

Roundabouts are the most efficient way to manage a convergence between roads.

Roundabouts are one of the most difficult sections of the syllabus for beginners to pick up. Please read this page thoroughly and make sure that you understand it. If you have any questions at all then you should clear them up with your instructor.

160: On approaching a roundabout take notice and act on all the information available to you, including traffic signs, traffic lights and lane markings which direct you into the correct lane. You should



Follow the correct procedure at roundabouts

161: When reaching the roundabout you should

162: Signals and position, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise.

When taking the first exit

When taking any intermediate exit

When taking the last exit or going full circle

When there are more than three lanes at the entrance to a roundabout, use the most appropriate lane on approach and through it.

163: In all cases watch out for and give plenty of room to

164: Mini-roundabouts Approach these in the same way as normal roundabouts. All vehicles MUST pass round the central markings except large vehicles which are physically incapable of doing so. Remember, there is less space to manoeuvre and less time to signal. Beware of vehicles making U-turns.
Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD reg 10(1), 16(1)

165: At double mini-roundabouts treat each roundabout separately and give way to traffic from the right.



Treat each roundabout separately

166: Multiple roundabouts. At some complex junctions, there may be a series of mini-roundabouts at the intersections. Treat each mini-roundabout separately and follow the normal rules.