The roundabouts remain one of the scenarios more challenging to the drivers. Problematic, because they usually commit many irregularities that do not comply with the dictates of the standard. Also because, in many cases, such irregularities stem from a false conception of the norm, or even particular interpretations of how we ought to take roundabouts. The Civil Guard tried to clarify doubts, and to demand the compliance of the rule to his followers on Twitter, with a scheme very graphic. And demonstrated two things. The first, that in a tweet, or an image, it could hardly be explained how it should be circulated in roundabouts. And the second, that though we think we know, circular roundabouts, many of us have a false conception of the lane in which has circulated in function of the output that we are going to take.
The mess would come with a first tweet, with a schema is really simple that we not taught to take roundabouts, but something as basic, and free of debate, as is the fact of respecting the priority of the different lanes.
Even a scheme as this generated all kinds of controversies, and negative responses on the part of many followers. A scheme that is part of the priority step of the conductor that circulates through your lane and the fact that a roundabout is not anything other than a projection circular in a road with different outputs and additions to your right. Am surprised at the number of negative reviews that received that first tweet, under the terms of the tips provided were not just correct, but also clear and essential for driving on a roundabout. These councils were the following:
* The driver which circulates on the outside lane always have priority in this lane, over and above those which are incorporated into the roundabout, or those driving on the inside lane and want to pass to the outside to take an exit.
* The driver that travels on the inside lane has to yield to circulating on the outside lane before joining, and can’t take an exit from the inside lane.
* To leave the rotaries, or roundabouts, we have of driving on the outside lane.
, you Must leave the roundabout from the right lane..do NOT be a smartass crossing from the interior
Now yields a RT pic.twitter.com/afn725QFRR
— Guardia Civil (@guardiacivil) September 1, 2016
The problem was compounded, even more, in an attempt to satisfy all those who had launched criticism of the first tweet with a second tweet in which it was clarified what was said above, and remember that the lanes inside also can, and should, be used.
And here we are with a debate even more heated. Explain what lanes are to be used, and why, it is even more complicated to be able to do it in a mere tweet, with a scheme. In the Civil Guard defined it as the #MétodoCansino, remembered how to take roundabouts with some aspects, indeed, are certain, and others that are based on a misconception, or at least incomplete.
there is No debate on the fact that those who come to take the first or the second output have been circulating in the outside lane. There is also no debate in that the drivers driving on the inside lane have to go to the outside before taking an exit, and not hit a “hack” in and out directly from the inside lane.
Come on, come back to try again, to see if the #MétodoCansino we discuss in the #roundabouts
— Guardia Civil (@guardiacivil) September 2, 2016
But it is not true that you have to turn left (third exit), or take the last (fourth) exit, be circulated on the inside lane. In fact, in all of its press releases recent Traffic remember, explicitly, that as a general rule has to be used in the outside lane, resulting in crossing fewer lanes of traffic and in a maneuver more safely. So, definitely, you should not use the inside lane as a general rule, although we are going to take the last exit or making a change of direction.
Without going further, and again to paraphrase the General Directorate of Traffic, the inside lane can be, and should be used only to adapt to the traffic flow and to facilitate, for example, this flow with a good pace, when in the first outputs, the traffic is very congested, avoiding the traffic jam that is being generated in them.
In the image above, one explanation offered by the DGT and still not quite complete, to remind us of how to and how not to drive in roundabouts.
With which, once more, the Civil Guard rolled in to Twitter to try to clarify a tweet that did not admit discussion, and who has faced unfounded criticism. And showed two things, that it is not enough with a tweet to explain how you should take the roundabouts, and that many Spanish drivers still do not know how to circulate on roundabouts.
Source: Guardia Civil