When exiting mini roundabout

When exiting mini-roundabout, keep right, close to the circle and have a quick check left mirror while exiting. By doing that you will prevent any overtaking on right-hand side and minimize undetaking (overtaking on left-hand side) due to it dangerous maneouvre not every driver decided to go for it.

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Slow down when approaching zebra crossing for safe driving

When approaching zebra crossing always slow down. Pedestrian might decide to cross in last minute, so you must be ready to stop and let them cross. Any pedestrian spotted on pavements left or right side crossing means you must slow down to 5 miles per hour or less and be ready to stop.

Hatch end roundabouts

1st roundabout. I am taking 2nd exit. Move to the left lane.

No signal, if no obstruction on right hand drive along the left lane.

Keep driving on the left lane.

Signal left on approacing next entry on the left side. This indicates the car behind you your intension to leave the roundabout on next exit. The car on the entry should remain still and give you the way as you have the priority (because you are on their right).

Keep signalling left. As you are on the left lane should be no undertaking. Check the right mirror for any car or motorcyclist overtaking you.

During exiting the roundabout keep checking forward, right mirror for any overtaking on the right by car or motorcyclist. It is possible that car can be leaving the roundabout parallel to you on the right hand lane but motorcyclist can overtake and cut you by moving to the left lane in front of you so keep checking right mirror for any motorcyclist overtaking. After leaving the roundabout do MSM and move to the right lane before next roundabout. It is because on next roundabout taking 2nd exit possible throught he right lane.

2nd roundabout. I am taking 2nd exit. Stay on the right lane to do so.

No signal, if no obstruction on right hand drive along the right lane.

Keep driving.

Signal left here. Keep driving. Check right mirror for any overtaking

Keep signal left. Keep driving. As you are on the left lane no undertaking is possible. But overtaking is possible by some rought and competitive drivers, so keep checking right mirror for possible
ovetaking by car or motorcyclist.

Exit on left lane.Keep checking right mirror for any overtaking.

3rd roundabout. 2nd exit. Move to the right lane to take 2nd exit. Here is 24 hours bus lane on the left side, exit on the right must !!! This is where i did mistake on my 1st practical test.

Use right lane for 2nd exit.

Use right lane for 2nd exit.

No signal, if no obstruction on right hand drive along the right lane.

Keep driving.

Signal left but keep on the right lane as left lane is 24 hours bus lane, any entry to left lane restricted

Keep signal left. Keep leaving on the right lane. As you are taking right lane no overtaking is possible. But undertaking might be possible by rough and competitive car or motorcyclist. Keep checking for any undertaking.

Keep checking for any undertaking while leaving the roundabout on right lane.

Hatched Road Markings or simply hatch markings

На hatch marking можно вьезжать если необходимо. Не путать с shevron markings на пути в аэропорт указывают направление.

Hatched road markings are used:
1. To separate traffic lanes.
2. To make it safer for the vehicles turning right.

Many learner drivers try to avoid driving on them but legally you should drive on hatch markings if it safe to do so when outer line on entering the hatched markings is broken – for example if you are turning right and the road is narrow or the is a car waiting in front of you to turn right – enter hatched markings area, otherwise you will obstruct the traffic flow.

Maneouvre pinner green 2 roundabouts on the way to Pinner Test centre

1. Drive on

2. Do MSM (move) to the left after passing Shell petrol station, cancel left signal because on next roundabout you are using 2nd exit (straight)

3. Use 2nd exit (straight) on next mini roundabout.

4. Use 2nd exit and pass when no car on the right and no car on roundabout

5. Signal left left and use 1st exit on next roundabout

6. Use 1st exit and pass when no car on the right and no car on roundabout

Narrow road giving way to oncoming car technique

When you driving in empty space between cars on the left side of the road (never on the right side, except parking) do: 1 steering left then 2 steering right and stop, wait for the oncoming car to pass. The technique same as parallel parking, the difference is in parallel car moving reverse when gettng into empty space (bay) and here we move forward.

When turning right into main road 3 times check

Check 3 times – right, left and right again and then turn right.

When good time to signal

From main road to side road – 6 car length (do it early enough to prepare traffic behind for your manouevre)
From side road to main road – 4-6 car length (you can do it later as it’s side road so less critical than being on main road)

Priorities in emerging on crossroads

The general rule for priorities when emerging from crossroads is that right turning traffic should give way to oncoming traffic.

The vehicle with the priority in the following example if the two minor side roads were one major road, however do not assume that the other driver will comply. Despite not having priority the other driver may want you to proceed first and therefore you need to learn to watch and anticipate the other driver’s actions.

The diagram below shows that no one has priority in this situation. The driver to arrive first would usually proceed first but you need to watch carefully to see what you think the other driver will do.

The situation in the diagram below shows the red car’s progress is blocked by queueing traffic therefore you may proceed despite not having priority because the red car will probably give you priority. However, make sure this is the case. As the driver of the red car will need to take extra observations due to the bushes around the mouth of the junction, you can turn without impeding the driver.

Roundabout exiting on 3rd lane problem explained

If you are exiting on right hand lane – while existing have a look to left lane for any overtaking car/motorcycle, overtaking is not possible because u occupied right lane
If you are exiting on left hand lane – while existing have a look to right lane for any undertaking car/motorcycle, undertaking is not possible because u occupied left lane

From author: We usually check the mirrors when switching the lanes. On approach to 3rd exit (to be precise on approacing the 2nd entry which is before 3rd exit), being on the right lane and signal right is on, first of all i check left mirror (but not left signal straight-away as i used to do before). Once again, the priority is to check the left mirror first.

Scenario 1. If no cars on the left lane, then switch left signal on and smoothly keep moving to the left lane, any car on 2nd entry to the roundabout will wait cause i have the priority being on the roundabout. When leaving the roundabout on left lane check right mirror for possible ovetaking.

Scenario 2. If there is a car on left lane, then:
2.1 either do one more turn over having right signal flashing on the right lane and then try to leave on 3rd exit again.
2.2 exit the roundabout on right lane, signal left but keep moving on the right lane and leave 3rd roundabout on the right lane. We do signal left in this case so the traffic behind us know that we are leaving the roundabout and not staying on roundabout’s right lane anymore.

Existing roundabouts from the right lane
If you need to leave in exit 3 and you in the right lane on roundabout already, once you driving along on the right lane and approacing exit 2 check left mirror and if ok point/drift your car towards left lane with direct strering knowing that you are the blocker for cars waiting in exit 2 (to enter it). Then once you pass exit 2 you already will be on left lane and then you just need to signal left and check your right mirror for overtakers (overtaking car or motorcyclist).