Rules of the Road
To Road Traffic Laws as at 1 March 2013
Mayo.CoCo...Please Re Set the approachs to the Station Road Roundabout in Castlebar...Coming from Mullroys.It was Perfect the way it used to be until a local councillor got it changed...She does not live up there seemingly as she could see the Hold up it now causes....Everyone heading to Westport and the town centre should be in the Right Hand lane.
Not every roundabout is the same...Take Note........ They are different shapes and sizes and can have different numbers of exits. Some are controlled by traffic lights.
The purpose of having a roundabout is:
to reduce delays - traffic flows smoothly compared to the stop and go traffic at normal intersections such as at traffic lights.
to significantly reduce the risk of collisions.
to reduce pollution - emissions from vehicles on roundabouts are less than they would be at traffic light junctions.
This 'golden rule' should help motorists to drive safely at any roundabout regardless of the number of exits:
Think of the roundabout as a clock.
If taking any exit from the 6 o'clock to the 12 o'clock position, motorists should generally approach in the left-hand lane.
If taking any exit between the 12 o'clock to the 6 o'clock positions, motorists should generally approach in the right-hand lane.
If there are road markings showing you what lane you should be in.....Take Note..., follow those directions. Traffic conditions might sometimes mean you have to take a different approach but, in the main, the 'golden rule' will help you to drive safely on almost any roundabout.
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