Advice for GPS to use during visit to UK (Yorkshire Dales)

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Guy Parsons
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Roundabout rules, Oz style
In reply to Hen3ry, 3 months ago

The official Aussie roundabout rules involve using indicators to show where you are going on the roundabout, right blink for going round it (we drive on the correct side of the road, the left side) then a left blink at your exit. But wrestling the steering wheel, making rude gestures to other drivers, drinking coffee and using the cell phone means that the final left blink is often ignored.

The most important official rule is that a car entering a roundabout gives way to cars already on it, but (big but) people don't drive that way, and it's the car coming from your right that is not even on the roundabout yet is the guy who thinks he has right of way. There used to be a universal right of way rule, but that has been modified by stop and yield signs and roundabouts, but it will take some time before all those people who misuse the rules kill themselves off.

Otherwise it's all good, just be careful of kangaroos, possums and wombats that wander across the road at night.

As for big roundabout adventures, once I negotiated the Arc de Triomphe in Paris at night, truly exciting but we had a larger than average car at the time and size wins there so we got through OK.

Snipped from Wikipedia page.

Regards.... Guy

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