Mini Roundabout Rules: How To Use Them Correctly

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Roundabouts come in all shapes and sizes. There are average three-four exit ones, monstrous seven-exit ones and then there are teeny tiny two-exit ones. In this guide, we’re taking a closer look at mini roundabouts and how to use them correctly.

After all, you don’t want something that looks as harmless as a mini roundabout to be the reason you fail your driving test. You are most likely to encounter a mini roundabout on narrow streets in a residential area.

What does The Highway Code say about mini roundabouts?

Approach these in the same way as normal roundabouts

You should approach small roundabouts in exactly the same way as any other. This rule certainly keeps things nice and simple! Although, this may depend on how you feel about roundabouts.

You shouldn’t drive over the roundabout

A small island is still an island and should not be driven over. If you narrowly clip the edge, that’s unlikely to get you into any trouble. But if you carelessly plough straight over that’s a one way ticket to failing your test. All vehicles MUST pass round the central markings except large vehicles which are physically incapable of doing so.

Avoid making U-turns

Other drivers may try to do this, so you should watch out for the rule-breakers.

Remember, there is less space to manoeuvre and less time to signal

You should slow down in good time, use your mirrors and indicators where appropriate.

The great thing about mini roundabouts is that they are far less daunting than multi-lane types. However, you should still proceed with caution.

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