A Conversation for UK Roundabouts: A Cyclist's Guide

Unfortunate choice of words

Post 1


Nicely structured and written. However, people reading "Turning right will be your greatest challenge. Signalling right, aim for the middle of the roundabout. Pass the first exit," may be confused; they could take you literally and "aim" to cycle straight ahead and over the top. Something like "Signalling right, take the right-hand lane" could be clearer.

This article brings to mind the misleading habit of so many, many car drivers intending to go straight on at a roundabout - and even a mini-roundabout - of signalling to go right as they approach (and often maintaining that even as they exit the (mini-)roundabout). Hugely confusing for any road user who knows the correct signals - more so, I think, than those drivers who do not indicate at all.

Unfortunate choice of words

Post 2


smiley - doh I'd changed that in the section on mini-roundabouts, I hadn't noticed it being confusing in the larger roundabouts section.

Thanks for posting. smiley - smiley

smiley - fairy

Unfortunate choice of words

Post 3

The H2G2 Editors

Thanks Vip and Keith. And always nice to welcome a relative newcomer to the h2g2 fold. smiley - ok


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