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Round abouts

in nsw country towns drivers are still using round abouts without indicators
it is no wonder city people tell us country drivers are the worst in the australian country
why are the police not charging them
and some of the cops believe the round abouts are to small to even bother using them indicators

Last reply: 8th Apr 2012 / 16 replies / Post by stretch

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amanda6393

Posted by: amanda6393
Posted: 17th Jan 2011

amanda6393 says: I totally agree on this one. I'm from a country city and it never ceases to amaze me how many people don't know roundabout rules. Whether it's turning from the wrong lane, indicating incorrectly or crossing over into the middle lane mid roundabout, it all drives me bonkers!
I've been in an accident where the driver (towing a caravan) believed it was perfectly OK to travel alongside me up to a 2 laned roundabout (I was on the inside lane) the go right around the roundabout in the outside lane (not indicating either!) to proceed back in the same direction he was coming from. As I was going straight ahead, where was I supposed to go? Grrrrrr! Reply

stretch

Posted by: stretch
Posted: 18th Jan 2011

amanda6393 says: I totally agree on this one. I'm from a country city and it never ceases to amaze me how many people don't know roundabout rules. Whether it's turning from the wrong lane, indicating incorrectly or...

stretch says: how did you get out of the car
did the police attend the accident
what was the insurance company like to deal with Reply

amanda6393

Posted by: amanda6393
Posted: 18th Jan 2011

stretch says: how did you get out of the car
did the police attend the accident
what was the insurance company like to deal with

amanda6393 says: The damage was isolated to the left hand front of my vehicle, so no damage to right hand side at all. The police didn't attend as there was no property damage and no injuries. I had to file a report to the police for the insurance company though. My insurer is NRMA who are fantastic to deal with. I had to draw a diagram for them as to what had happened as the other driver told their insurance company that I was at fault (he didn't know the road rules obviously). I was still receiving phonecalls with queries from NRMA months after the car had been repaired as the insurance companies were obviously battling it out between each other. I guess they realised I wasn't to blame as I never heard anything more about the issue after that. Reply

stretch

Posted by: stretch
Posted: 19th Jan 2011

amanda6393 says: The damage was isolated to the left hand front of my vehicle, so no damage to right hand side at all. The police didn't attend as there was no property damage and no injuries. I had to file a...

stretch says: the crazy thing is if the damage is under $500.00 the police will not attend an accident scene in nsw unless some one is hurt or decesed
nrma is generally a good companie to deal with but without the police report from the accident scene it can take months to work out
the police need to reavaluate the way it works as $500.00 does not sound like a lot of money but when the facts are required it is a lot easier when there is a third party
i have been considering using a camera and a survey site to drop a few of the bad drivers right in and a few of them are police officers
what do you think will it work
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Redskin253

Posted by: Redskin253
Posted: 18th Feb 2011

Redskin253 says: Turning right or left use your indicator. When going straight leave it off ! In the ACT , the home of roundabouts , most are 2 lanes and at busy intersections , if you put on an indicator right and at the peak change it to left indicator the person waiting in the outside lane thinks it is safe to go as the person is saying that they are going right - but there not ! It is misleading to other drivers , takes the drivers concentration away from driving, observing others and trying to change gear, steer and play with indicator stalks . Wake up to the person who thought up that bright idea. Reply

stretch

Posted by: stretch
Posted: 18th Feb 2011

Redskin253 says: Turning right or left use your indicator. When going straight leave it off ! In the ACT , the home of roundabouts , most are 2 lanes and at busy intersections , if you put on an indicator right and...

stretch says: great and i thought it was only quenslanders that had the no indicators in nsw
in nsw you indicat when entering the round about as well for exiting the size of the round abouts dont matter either it is $120 dollar fine for failure to indicate on or of
but the cops do the same thing
crazy idea but have seen some great car crashes on them
thank you Reply

CAT17

Posted by: CAT17
Posted: 27th Mar 2012

Redskin253 says: Turning right or left use your indicator. When going straight leave it off ! In the ACT , the home of roundabouts , most are 2 lanes and at busy intersections , if you put on an indicator right and...

CAT17 says: Oh Redskin253 I have "played" round abouts in the ACT for about 20 odd years and I can tell you it was a nightmare negotiating those two lane round abouts. Most people don't know that you need to be in the outside lane if you are either turning left or going straight ahead. It is the B nuts that stick to the inside lane at all cost (comfort zone maybe?) and then tuck over to the outside lane to go left or go straight ahead from the inside lane??? Indicators go off like fireworks and no one knows what anyone is doing or where they are going. I used to have to negotiate 3 "terror zones" on my way to school and I can tell you it sure got the adrenalin going - I was well ready for a class of 6th graders! I now live in Adelaide and again round abouts are a problem. Only use indicator to turn off the single lane round about no exit indicator needed. I must be cursed by the things I now live where there are 3 to negotiate to go to my gym and 3 to take my hubby to the clinic? Actually now I am in so much of a spin I'm not sure if I got the rules right! Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 7th Dec 2011

says: to be honest every time i go near a roundabout there is always a crash and i am sick of it i think we should just get rid of the whole thing to stop all the hassle Reply

stretch

Posted by: stretch
Posted: 8th Dec 2011

stretch says: i agree would personally prefer to see traffic lights
they are safer
more acurate
and a lot easier to see where people are going directional wise
i ahve seen some fierce crashes at roundabouts and some unreal squables from not knowing they need to use indicators of and on roundabouts in nsw no matter how small they are Reply

Doc

Posted by: Doc
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

Doc says: I understand you friend.
I have found bad drivers just about everywhere.
It's up to us good drivers to always be aware & on the lookout for bad drivers & allow for their stupidity & aroggance.
A lot of times the local coppers just could not be bothered upholding the law on small mattaers because of the way the courts deal with the offenders. Reply

stretch

Posted by: stretch
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

stretch says: i believe you have the answer and if on a bike be twice as careful Reply

ambah93

Posted by: ambah93
Posted: 7th Mar 2012

ambah93 says: yer i had to make sure i did it in my p's test n while i was on my l's i indicated but now i hav my p's ive noticed so many people still dont do it even though i still do it its the law wish otherss would do it too Reply

maccaa

Posted by: maccaa
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

maccaa says: it happens every where i see it all the time, the police should charge them or one day there is going to be accidents Reply

Ceebass

Posted by: Ceebass
Posted: 28th Mar 2012

Ceebass says: I'm living in a nsw country town at the moment and round abouts are all over the place here. I can't count how many times i've gotten road rage over stupid drivers that don't know how to signal properly. I don't think it's because they don't know how to drive, i think they just don't care. Unfortunately, the police can't charge anybody, because when they are around, everybody drives like they should. I think they should put cameras around, the same way they have cameras on some speed limited roads. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 1st Apr 2012

says: Ah Stretch, the new laws are stupid. I'm going straight through a round about and I have to indicate when I enter it? It does make lots of sense and it vers confuses other drivers too. Reply

dave

Posted by: dave
Posted: 8th Apr 2012

dave says: i live in the country and they are the worst drivers in nsw Reply

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