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Morons and mini roundabouts

By barrtribe  |  Posted: September 17, 2012

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Correct me if i am wrong.My understanding of rounabouts is; that you give way to traffic from the right.
That means that everyone is to the right of someone else .
It follows for me then that if you are at the roundabout first even if someone is bearing down onto the roundabout from your right. Then being the first there means you have right of way.
This also applies to double mini roundabouts.
There are a few of these in and around camborne n redruth but morons seen to treat them as if they are not there and just drive full speed at and over them without even a hint of slowing down to check that someone to their left may already be entering or even on the roundabout.
They then proceed to hurl abuse.
Just today i was on a roundabout near macdonalds in pool. Started to pull out onto the roundabout. The car to my right was a good 20 metre's away from it. The female driver continued towards the roundabout and i was half way across when a realise she wasnt even looking ahead she was looking into mcdonalds. Her male passenger proceeded to gesture through the windscreen and seemed to turn into some sort of ape Actually tasmanian devil may be more apropriate. I was nearly off the rounabout as they were entering. Go figure.

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  • barrtribe  |  September 20 2012, 2:22PM

    cknocker exactly.:)

  • Cknocker  |  September 19 2012, 10:09PM

    I wish I could draw a picture on this thing, it appears a lot of people need it! If I am on a roundabout, and a car hits me in the driver side door, despite the fact that he was on my right, he is very much in the wrong! Why is this? If I am on the roundabout and he emerged from the entrance on my right, between him and me there is a roundabout, for him to hit me in the side he has to drive over the roundabout (Yes that white painted circle is a roundabout)!

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  • barrtribe  |  September 19 2012, 8:21PM

    The car from the right if they are not on the round about does not automatically have right of way. If i arrive first i have right of way, if we arrive together then they do. Even if I arrive a short time before I have right of way. The other driver should be driving at a speed as to be able to stop easily if another driver enters the roundabout. Another commentor mentioned the double roundabout by the railway station in camborne. This one is having more and more accidents and very often the car on the roundabout already is going from bassett street to troon and the car as usual coming from tesco's side doesnt slow down, just drives straight over, either cutting up the driver coming from their right or driving straight into the assenger door. Jim Jams is a classic case of not understanding that all cars approaching the roundabout should be slowing down ready to stop if needed. No disrespect is ment to you personally jim jam Just trying to make my point clear. Hey if im wrong then fine , ill join the rank and file who seem to think there is no need to slow down any more :) I think i have exhausted this subject. Next subject . What do we think about the the drivers who drive at you when you are half way down a street with parked cars on. You are driving half in you lane half in the oncoming lane. When I took my test we were told that if there was no where to pull in then you have right of way as you are already halfway down the street and there is no where else to go. he amout of drivers that drive at you pulling the tasmanian devil faces and jesturing is concerning. They pull up to you when it is very clear you had no where to go. So what do we all think of this:)?

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  • jimjams2011  |  September 19 2012, 7:00PM

    If someone is 'bearing down on you from your right', then you should give way. A 'mini roundabout' is 'mini' and thus for someone to 'bear down' on you, you should have given way. You are being impatient and thus the 'moron' is the author of these piece of 'journalism'.

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  • barrtribe  |  September 18 2012, 4:28PM

    Just to re-iterate, I was pulling onto a "Roundabout", Not just an everyday road. As has been pointed out; you are suppose to be slowing down to negotiate this; as it is a junction where right of way is not the riad that carries the most traffic .It is in escence a junction. Therefore it is very different to pulling out of a side road. My point is that certain "people" seem to think that just because they are already "on the road" slowing down doesn't apply to them. Take the one at mcdonald's B&Q. every person at the juction has equal right of way, just because certain "people " think " if i drive fast at it those already there will just let me through. Peace n love and all that :0

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  • Cknocker  |  September 18 2012, 3:55PM

    That should read entering at 20 - 30mph

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  • Cknocker  |  September 18 2012, 3:53PM

    Whilst i would not condone anyone pulling out in front of anyone on a roundabout, a driver who believes that entering a double mini roundabout in the belief that they can safely negotiate it in the correct manner (as in not driving straight across it as if it is not there) is a moron and a liability on the road! Although not as much as a moron as those that take to driving the wrong way around the roundabout in camborne while turning right from basset road into town.

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  • cheekyman_jr  |  September 18 2012, 3:34PM

    Ah Cknocker, as someone who regularly travels across the double and single roundabouts in Pool I can tell you that I am constantly having to slam on my brakes due to idiots pulling out in front on me (from the left hand side) at both these sections of roadway. Travelling towards Camborne I can guarantee that at least 10% of the time some idiot will pull out of Station Road in front of me at the double roundabout, and some idiot will pull out in from of me from B&Q car park at the single roundabout. Travelling towards Redruth I'll get the same with people pulling out of McDonalds and Church Road on the return trip. In all fairness these little roundabouts aren't really fit for purpose, but calling someone a Moron for pointing out that pulling out in front of someone who is no more than 20 odd metres away and is probably driving between 20 and 30mph doesn't really give them enough time to brake, is a bit weird isn't it?

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  • Cknocker  |  September 18 2012, 12:53PM

    Ah Cheekyman, you seem to be one of the said "morons" if you don't see the point being made. I have experienced this exact situation. The clue for this is in the name of the road junction - it is called a roundabout - in english it means you are supposed to go around it and NOT over it - it also states that in the highway code. If I am approaching a roundabout and check my right and there is not another car on the roundabout or about to enter the roundabout, then it should be safe to go around the roundabout - the problem arises when a moron to the right suddenly decides he is going to go over the roundabout in what appears to be a concerted effort to T-Bone me! Where if he had tried to negotiate the roundabout correctly, then he would be behind me!

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  • Restart  |  September 18 2012, 11:32AM

    Cool news, bro!

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