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Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:11 am

Correct!
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:20 am

Holy fudge that's the most confusing thing ever. Why would you signal left if you're going right? And signal left if you're going straight? That's almost as bad as calling cookies biscuits, and biscuits scones. :shock:


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Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:31 am

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fredo wrote:They drive on the left in NZ and regularly put on a right blinker to show that they are going straight through a rotary (that turns to the right), which is dumb enough. But also! many put their LEFT blinker on to tell the people coming in at the first turnoff that they are continuing past TO THE RIGHT and often leave the signal on as they do! Both options are completely made-up-on-the-spot rules and you have no idea what you're gonna get from someone, which makes going with the flow impossible when there's traffic, which defeats the goddam purpose of the roundies in the first place.

I digress- almost got murdered yesterday by someone who about broadsided, then beeped at me for thinking she was going left/straight out of the rotary b/c she had her left blinker on. Displeasing.

No worries if you're having a hard time picturing this or if you think it should be in the pet peeves thread- just trust me that it's a retarded process, that posting here is in keeping with the theme of the beef, and that NZ should be destroyed immediately after I leave. WheneverTF that happens.
Ok. Entering a round about in Australia...

If I'm going left, I indicate left.

If I'm going straight, I don't indicate until I hit the point where I'm entering the straight lane, then I indicate left that I'm going straight.

If I'm going right, I indicate right until the last point, then I indicate left.
wrong mate
going left, indicate left. going straight, dont indicate at all, going right, indicate right the whole time
people dont know how to use roundabouts. the amount of times I see cars stopping completely at them when not needed helps me understand why there are so many car accidents. people dont know how to drive
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:38 am

Finally some sanity! Thank you :clap:
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:39 am

Don't forget, you eastern staters have different rules than us forward thinking sunsetting West Aussie folks. 8) We're renegades here.
mfaith wrote:Holy fudge that's the most confusing thing ever. Why would you signal left if you're going right? And signal left if you're going straight? That's almost as bad as calling cookies biscuits, and biscuits scones. :shock:
Think of it as 'signalling left to say which exit you're taking'. Pretty simple when you see it in practice.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:53 am

Indicating right to go straight is optional- I do it when it's not obvious that I'm not going left (usually where streets don't meet at right angles or are widely spaced) or bloodthirsty people look like they're gonna barrel in from the left. Then indicate left to turn out immediately after.

Cray cray, but still beats traffic lights in most places.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:59 am

Guys guys guys, you're making it so complicated. Let me break it down:
Turning left = Signal left
Turning right = Signal right
Not turning = Don't signal!

I think that captures it...
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:09 am

We know what we are doing.

And yes- people stopping at rotaries when they could and should flow in drives me insane.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:11 am

Exactly. We're intelligent folk. We know how to manage a round about.

Now, go to Scotland and try deal with their round about monstrosities that have merging lanes and traffic lights on them and see how your sanity stands up.
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Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:40 pm

Difference being that the French follow through. #whereUat99percenters
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:11 am

It's because the French know how to use a round about.
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So they do it like wottagunn? Smart
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