Drivers on new Carlisle 'bypass' don't know how to use roundabouts - claim
Last updated at 09:19, Saturday, 03 March 2012
Motorists are getting themselves in a spin over how to handle the roundabouts on Carlisle’s new western 'bypass', it has emerged.
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The roundabout at Asda is marked out so that if travelling from Asda to McDonalds you enter the roundabout in the right hand lane to go straight on (and end up cutting across a lane) - doesnt the 12 oclock rule state you enter in the left lane to go left or straight on and use the right if going past 12?
I learned to drive in Carlisle in 93 yet know exactly how to use them. A lot of it is just ignorance or bad habit.
And it is not just a problem in Carlisle. It seems to be all over Cumbria!
Another problem is people in the left lane going straight over, then cutting across lanes to straighten the line they take.
I dont like to stereotype people, but the worst offenders seem to be older drivers and those with big expensive cars.
I'll stand up for the younger drivers too who can use them properly as they have not long passed their tests and still remember how to use roundabouts.
It's not rocket science. It's easy to do properly and it saves you having an accident.
I have found this infruriating too. It also seems that there is a hidden rule on the new road that if you are going all the way from Peter Lane to the M6 you don't to indicate. It is driving me mad. I am not a mind reader, I don't know where you are going. Argghhh!!!