What Do You Do At Roundabouts?
It’s no use trying to avoid them, roundabouts are everywhere in London.
I know some people hate them, but I don’t mind them too much. I have to admit feeling a little nervous when confronted by anything with more than 4 roads converging on it . There is a big, ‘magic’ roundabout not too far away from us that I really need to concentrate on, or else I end up going the wrong way.
But mostly I cope. I’m a reasonably confident driver considering I didn’t get my licence over here; instead I sat it back home, in NZ. I took my time about it too and didn’t sit my test until I was 21 and my father had bought me a 1970 Triumph Toledo as a 21st birthday present. In my day, kids could get their driver’s licence at the age of 15 in NZ! I believe they have now raised the age to 16, but it’s still pretty young. No wonder so many young people die on their roads.
And the driving test I sat was nothing compared to the UK one. I drove to my test, did a 3 point turn, gave way correctly and didn’t hit anyone then voila- I had my licence. Having watched what DH had to go through to sit his test, I’m very pleased I didn’t sit it over here as I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have passed.
But I still am not sure how to behave at roundabouts when everyone gets there at the same time and no one moves. What are you supposed to do? I’m always loathe to be the first to ‘go’ , just in case I’m in the wrong.
Has anyone got any words of wisdom for what to do in this situation?