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why don't Americans know how to drive through a roundabout?

Posted by on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:50 PM
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Honest question. It drives me crazy.
Most people I see drive up to the roundabout, it says YIELD, so what do they do? They STOP!!! and then they let every single car to their left go!? < I mean they let 3-12 cars on their left go through, so they are holding up our line the whole time!!!
Isn't a roundabout supposed to be exactly like a 3 way stop sign? Except you are yielding, not stopping. The only reason you'd stop is because a pedestrian was crossing or because there were two cars in the roundabout already, but that doesn't mean you let every single car to your left go through, does it???

Do you know how to go through a roundabout or does it scare you and you stop?
by on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:50 PM
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Coconutty4Hubby
by Cafe Goddess on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:52 PM
I mean they let 3-12 cars on their left go through, so they are holding up our line the whole time!!!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:52 PM
3 moms liked this
Because they are fairly new, and completely annoying.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:52 PM
What's a roundabout?
OwlNuggets
by HAIL NUGGY! on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:52 PM
4 moms liked this

We have a lot of small roundabouts in my city. Small enough that the circuit distance around them is short enough that you HAVE to treat them like a 3/4 way stop sign...there's just not enough time to get in there when a car is already in it, kwim?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM
I don't know what that is. We must not have those here where I live.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM
I only stop when I would run into a car if I didn't. I hate the damn things though.
kookoolala
by Silver Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM
They are new to is. You do know you can have more then two cars in a roundabout at once right. That's the point if it. Continuous traffic and no one has to stop.
Coconutty4Hubby
by Cafe Goddess on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM
I hate stopping, so I love yielding and then going around. I love the roundabout, if only people would understand you don't stop...

Quoting Anonymous: Because they are fairly new, and completely annoying.
lauren.m
by Platinum Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM
I've never seen a roundabout in real life just in the movies lol.
hautemama83
by Emerald Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM
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Because they're stupid.
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