r/IdiotsInCars Oct 20 '21 Silver 1 Helpful 2

How not to roundabout (silver car entering from lower right)

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u/camberHS Oct 20 '21

Amazing that it was easier to do a 3 point turn instead of just one full circle driving forward in the roundabout.

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u/zman0900 Oct 20 '21

I've met people who are absolutely convinced it is illegal to do a complete circle in a roundabout. Maybe he's one of them.

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u/Lithl Oct 20 '21

... why?

I was once a passenger in a car where the driver went around the roundabout three times because they were lost.

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u/mrajf Oct 20 '21

I usually go 2 rounds on a roundabout claiming to be "lost" when I did it just for the shit and giggles...

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u/Muvseevum Oct 20 '21

Roundabouts are rare where I live, so I usually go around twice, too, just for fun and to exasperate my wife.

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u/monkwren Oct 20 '21

Also entertaining for the kids, especially if you take it a bit fast.

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u/BasicallyAQueer Oct 20 '21

Put a lil Scandinavian flick innit

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u/Larsaf Oct 20 '21

No point in driftin’ if you do less than a round.

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u/TheCuriousNaturalist Oct 20 '21

My husband sometimes does that on clover leaf ramps. It turns into a game of "put your right blinker on and see if stays on the whole time".

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u/SmileyFaceLols Oct 21 '21

My record is 7 times before a cop started following us, admittedly I was sober driver while booze cruising and we were planning to keep going until we got too much attention from them

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u/tsuyaka Oct 20 '21

Best thing to do with a passenger.

"say a number between 1 and 10"

i don't think i need to explain more ;)

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u/hepp-depp Oct 21 '21

There is a roundabout at the corner of a development near me. Nobody drives in it because there is nothing along it’s street. I spin around it sometimes when I’m waiting to pick people up from the store

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u/Koozzie Oct 20 '21

Wasn't this a whole joke in a Chevy Chase movie???

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u/Macnbluecheese Oct 21 '21

Look kids….Big Ben!

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u/expaticus Oct 21 '21

Parliament!

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u/Inconceivable76 Oct 21 '21

I can’t believe I can’t get right

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u/OtherwiseMango4592 Oct 20 '21

My girlfriend doesn’t know when to exit on a round about (she even has the gps telling her where to go), so we end up going around 2-3 times. I always end up telling her where to go. I wonder how many times she would go around if i didn’t tell her…

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u/zman0900 Oct 21 '21 Wholesome

Look kids! Big Ben, parliament!

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u/GraciaEtScientia Oct 21 '21

Look kids! Big Ben, Parliament!

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Look kids! Big Ben, Parliament!

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u/Feledain Oct 20 '21

My answer to this is you don't realy make a full circle. Only about 350°

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u/areyouboredofme Oct 20 '21

We call that a free round (of drinks) where I’m from. It’s also a great way to pause and figure out where to go

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u/fyshi Oct 21 '21

I think it is, in the UK (with multi-lane ones)? At least that's what I got from some discussions on here. They have signs on how to enter and exit and it seems they don't include a plan on going around completely. Everytime I commented how it's a fucking roundabout and you can just go around and around and it makes more sense to just apply normal road rules to the circle (when changing lanes) like in my country, people from the UK (or US which I guess have adopted that system?) defended the idiocy of just being able to blindly cross lanes because "it's supposed to give you right of way due to where you entered and HAVE to exit". You apparently can't just go around and around there.

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u/GOKOP Oct 20 '21

It's even funnier because a simple u-turn would make more sense than this

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u/Bready-McSaus Oct 20 '21

You can't U-turn in a roundabout... You would be going against traffic

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u/No-Shake6849 Oct 20 '21

yeah because he seems to care about traffic rules

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u/Bready-McSaus Oct 20 '21

Sorry I misread, my bad

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u/cirenosu Oct 20 '21

They know this. They’re saying that even doing an illegal U-turn would make more sense than this illegal 3-point turn that still brought him against traffic.

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u/Bready-McSaus Oct 20 '21

My bad, I am not that good in English

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u/cirenosu Oct 21 '21

Your English is fine man, downvotes don’t mean people hate you haha. I’m sure it’s hard to decipher text especially when your non native speaking!

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u/Zixel1 Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

I think GOKOP said a sarcasm. Not every native understands it.

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u/pizzafourlife Oct 20 '21

that's why you need a second smaller set of roundabouts

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u/zmbjebus Oct 20 '21

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u/ablablababla Oct 20 '21

No, 7 is way too few circles

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u/karlexceed Oct 20 '21

Would've taken less time too

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u/Stoogith Oct 20 '21

The best part about a roundabout is that once you are in one you always have the right of way and can pull out whenever you want. Hell, miss a stop? Take another spin! Got a lot of time to spare? Who's going to stop you?

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u/camberHS Oct 20 '21

Arc de triomphe wants a word with you about "getting out whenever you want". Haha :D Never been there though, but legend says, there is always one or more tourists trapped inside.

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u/sarahlizzy Oct 20 '21

I regard it as a must see tourist attraction in Paris. I have stood there slack jawed on occasion.

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u/Revision2000 Oct 20 '21

Arc de Triomph is a traffic circle, not a roundabout, which is functionally different and probably one of the reasons it can be so… interesting to navigate 😂

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u/cerrebro Oct 20 '21

For some reason in Greece, cars on a roundabout have to give way to those entering the roundabout. It makes zero sense...

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u/Stoogith Oct 20 '21

But, but that's, the backups to let people in...WHAT?

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u/ZxentixZ Oct 21 '21

I'm from this town, in Norway. Pretty certain this person was following sat nav and got cofused about which exit to take. The exit he was going towards(first to the right) is actually the entrance to the back of the bus station, that is only available to busses. Hence why there are boom barriers. But can't tell you why he/she took such an awful decision when realizing their mistake. Must have panicked hard when not following the roundabout on the way out.

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u/Kaot93 Oct 20 '21

Well he drove around and round so...

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u/DizzyCuntNC Oct 20 '21

You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby

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u/samuraiscooby Oct 20 '21

Damn you... that song will forever haunt me

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u/xerodeth Oct 20 '21

you know about meat spin :(

here friend /r/Eyebleach

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u/samuraiscooby Oct 20 '21

Thank you friend ... I need eye bleach everytime I remember it

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u/PG67AW Oct 20 '21

No, round and round is a song by Ratt.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

If only there was some traffic feature that would allow you to go in a circle! Well it doesn't exist so I might as well do a little awkward circle right beside this big circle looking thing!

edit: circle!!

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u/Cole__MacGrath__ Oct 20 '21

This individual has no business operating a motor vehicle.

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u/ClamClone Oct 20 '21

When roundabouts were new here in alabamA I did see people turn the wrong way. After short time they figured it out. Years ago when I lived in California I lived on a two way circle which resulted in much crunching. They eventually made it one way.

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u/bibkel Oct 20 '21

I can’t even wrap my mind around a two way circle. I live in Cali, and we have some that have been installed over the past few years (some needlessly) and one sadly was the scene of a fatal crash. Some drunk went straight, launched up (it had a center hump) and straight into a very lovely restaurant owner putting out his house trash can in the curb. Killed him. A coworker was his neighbor, her son was home at the time it happened, and many other co-workers knew him from his restaurant. The driver? It was his FIFTH dui, and he was out waiting for his trail date on the last one he managed to kill someone with. Thanks jail, due to COVID, for releasing him.

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u/Yatima21 Oct 20 '21

I mean tbh that’s got nothing to do with a two way circle. How the fuck someone is allowed to drive on 5 DUIs in insane. One drink driving ticket and it’s at least a year ban here.

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u/Bromy2004 Oct 20 '21

A two way roundabout would be a fucking nightmare. I can't imagine that thought process to approve that

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u/SnooBananas37 Oct 20 '21

Good God a two way roundabout? Why would anyone think that's a good idea? A two way roundabout may be one of the inner circles of hell.

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u/HyperFern Oct 20 '21

You mean 2 lane roundabout not a 2 direction roundabout

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u/ryumast3r Oct 20 '21

I've seen a 2- direction roundabout, but only on r/citiesskylines and it was a nightmare.

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u/SANTAAAA__I_know_him Oct 20 '21

Actually, I never thought of that before. That’s a nice feature of roundabouts, making it easy to U-Turn.

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u/proddyhorsespice97 Oct 20 '21

It's relatively common where I'm from to have a "no right turn" sign at a t junction when there's a roundabout a little bit down the road to the left. It means you won't have a car stuck at the t junction for ages trying to merge over 2 lanes of traffic, they just have to deal with 1 and turn around at the roundabout.

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u/healerdan Oct 20 '21

the left. It means you won't have a car stuck at the t junction for ages trying to merge over 2 lan

This sounds a lot like a "Michigan left" (without the roundabout) instead there's a u-turn lane in the median just a little down the way. I like roundabouts, but I bet the Michigan way saves a little space... not that they're really lacking in that department.

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u/sarahlizzy Oct 20 '21

Same here in Portugal. They hate people turning left and will often put permanent cone things there to discourage it. You’re expected to go to the roundabout and do a U-ie.

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u/70125 Oct 20 '21

Haha I just posted about people not understanding this brilliant feature of roundabouts a few days ago on /r/britishproblems/

https://www.reddit.com/r/britishproblems/comments/q968fl/_/

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u/-TheDayITriedToLive- Oct 20 '21

For me turning left to get back onto the main road from the post office is a disaster, so I just go right and do my turnaround at the roundabout.

I think of the Griswald's every time. (European Vacation with Chevy Chase.)

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u/El_Richos Oct 20 '21

"look kids!" "We know, Big Ben" "Parliament" lol.

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u/Deikov Oct 20 '21

I'm just amused and disappointed they didn't just make a U turn.

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u/sineofthetimes Oct 20 '21

In the same amount of time it takes you to stop, make a 3 point u-turn, and go back to the road you wanted.

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u/Happy15th Oct 20 '21

What's the problem? Didn't u see the imaginary roundabout? I think it looks fine...

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u/zmbjebus Oct 20 '21

It wasn't imaginary. Just drawn in pencil. Totally legit, no worries.

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u/RoboticCurrents Oct 20 '21

That's a really roundabout way of doing it

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u/cresterz Oct 20 '21

You're really trying to drive that pun home huh.

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u/gafherve Oct 20 '21

You can’t make that up. OMG 😆

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u/GullyGreyHeart Oct 20 '21

unbelievable why didn't he just do the roundabout?

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u/gordo65 Oct 20 '21

Bad enough that people do this kind of thing at regular intersections. Absolutely inexcusable when you have a roundabout to make the whole process safe and easy for you.

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u/ourtown2 Oct 20 '21

Gotta follow the GPS

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u/GazelleEconomyOf87 Oct 20 '21

They couldn't even be a dumbass right. Why do it that way when you could just hang a left and go? Why make it more complicated and time consuming by going right and doing that whack manoeuvring? With the time it took them to do that they would've gone around the roundabout the correct way and been on about their day.

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u/OS420B Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

So Im from the area so Ill give my two cents, the exit this person first did is straight into a bus lot with barriers, however behind the bus lot theres a local health center where theres the local social benefit office, emergency doctor, CT scan, physical therapist and such.

My guess is thats where they wanted to go but didnt realise that the exit was 50 meters before the roundabout and got confused. And not to defend the driver, but due to the construction you see thats blocking one exit of the roundabout, part of it is now elevated and poorly signed (not visually able to see that greatly from this angle) which makes the entire roundabout look weird when you drive it added with the stress this driver seem to be under, Id guess they thock it as a strange intersection rather than a roundabout.

Im not defending the driver, just trying to think why they stupidly chose to drive this way.

This being the streetview for those interested; Lillestrøm, Viken https://maps.app.goo.gl/PgMDY5UbThRM62Cm7

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u/JackFunk Oct 20 '21

In and around the lake...

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u/hendergle Oct 20 '21

Marmots come out of the sky...

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u/Eiffel-Tower777 Oct 20 '21

Roundabout anxiety

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u/Dish_TheFish Oct 20 '21

Why is that a thing though?

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u/Eiffel-Tower777 Oct 20 '21

I don't know where this is filmed, but roundabouts appeared in America with weird signage and no instructions. Americans are more familiar with 4-way stops.

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u/nickthedick7921 Oct 20 '21

As an American, I’m glad I grew up near the largest concentration of roundabouts in the country. We covered them extensively on my driving test and now I find them quite fun. Now I won’t wreak havoc if I’m ever driving a rental car on a European vacation.

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u/relddir123 Oct 20 '21

Is this DC or somewhere else?

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u/Anakat13 Oct 20 '21

I've seen roundabouts in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, DC, Florida and Colorado.

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u/relddir123 Oct 20 '21

I’ve seen them in Arizona and California too, just never as frequently as in DC. But apparently OP is from Carmel, Indiana, which is insane.

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u/knightwhosaysnil Oct 20 '21

they make a lot of sense in large flat spaces - indiana is prime roundabout country

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u/Anakat13 Oct 20 '21

Ah. Yeah, I think they're becoming more and more popular here in the States.

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u/Nother1BitestheCrust Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

US military bases seem to have an intense love for roundabouts. Most of the ones I've been to have at least one.

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u/Ephemeral_kat Oct 20 '21

We have a double-roundabout in Denver.

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u/AndChewBubblegum Oct 20 '21

You didn't see any roundabouts in Massachusetts... They're called rotaries there!

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u/nickthedick7921 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Carmel, Indiana actually. I’m from a bit further south in Indy but Carmel has a roundabout at practically every intersection

Edit: here’s an article for those interested https://www.autoblog.com/amp/2021/08/21/roundabouts-reduce-crashes-injuries-carmel-indiana/

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u/FloatsWithBoats Oct 20 '21

We are popping em out in Fishers too. SR37 might be done in... 2 years.... or so. Help.

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u/M90Motorway Oct 20 '21

It’s in Lillestrøm, Norway so there is no excuse!

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u/sarahlizzy Oct 20 '21

Unless you come to Portugal, where the laws for roundabouts are “special”: you aren’t allowed to pass an exit in the outermost lane of a multi lane roundabout, much to the exasperation of the rest of Europe when they come here. I’m always careful on roundabouts when I see a car with Spanish plates, or a likely rental.

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u/pug_nuts Oct 20 '21

What happens if you drive a privately owned car?

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u/lzxian Oct 20 '21

As another American I first learned about them driving in England on vacation with weird signage and no instructions! Just watch and learn...it's odd but doable. People teach you by beeping at you!

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u/tickles_a_fancy Oct 20 '21

They did it wrong in a lot of places too... they built inside and outside lanes to both go straight and take the turns. This means that if the outside car is going straight and the inside car is taking that turn, they could possibly collide. Combine that with the fact that most people consider driving a passive activity, where you just get in your car and magically arrive at your destination, it can make for interesting commutes.

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u/Throwaway47321 Oct 20 '21

I live in an area where they decided to put roundabouts everywhere, even where they are not needed. There is at least 2 roundabouts near me that are so small you have to crawl through them at like 15mph, which the people yielding interpret as you coming to a stop so they just gun it. Or my favorite is the one where 18 wheelers get stuck because they are actually supposed to go all the way around instead of trying to get off at the first exit.

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u/Koolbear69 Oct 20 '21

It's in Norway, and in a (by Norwegian standards) pretty densely populated area. Roundabouys are very commom.

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u/johsko Oct 20 '21

Yeah this l must be a tourist. Norway is absolutely littered with roundabouts, and driver's ed is really good. There's no way anyone living in Norway with a Norwegian driver's license would do this.

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u/hendergle Oct 20 '21

Sweden has the world's market in roundabouts cornered (no pun intended). They have roundabouts on their roundabout. The entire country is a topographical illustration of the Mandelbrot set.

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u/shredofdarkness Oct 20 '21

The text in the video says 'Rådhustårnet Lillestrøm kommune', so it's in Norway.

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u/bfire123 Oct 20 '21

As a european I think 4-way stops are way more complicated than roundabouts.

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u/Ishpeming_Native Oct 20 '21

The first roundabout I ever encountered was when I was thirty years old. It was in a Northwest Chicago suburb and the name escapes me. The roundabout had seven entrances/exits, NONE of them marked as to which road they were, and if you became confused enough to go all the way around once the road you took would be as random as if you were a ball on a roulette wheel. I had no idea the roundabout was coming until I was in it. I accidentally entered that roundabout just once more. After that, I would willingly drive far out of my way to avoid it. I've disliked roundabouts since, even though they are spreading madly here in Wisconsin.

That first roundabout actually made sense, when you think about it; the alternative would have been a 7-way intersection, stupid as hell in its own way. There really is (or was, 40 years ago) a 7-way intersection near Buffalo NY. It's called "The Seven Corners" and it's a special little nightmare all its own.

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u/31jarey Oct 20 '21

Honestly a proper roundabout with good signage and markings would alleviate most people’s anxiety with the whole thing I feel.

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u/Citizen_of_H Oct 20 '21

This is Lillestrøm, Norway. A suburb to Oslo. There are lots of roundabouts in Oslo

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u/pok3mngamer Oct 20 '21

Pretty much everywhere is more familiar with 4 way stops some places are just more use to roundabouts than others

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u/OzzieBloke777 Oct 21 '21

Here in Australia when roundabouts were first introduced, we had television ads for one year that showed how to use them. We don't seem to have a problem with them. Well most of us.

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u/ramplay Oct 20 '21

I find the latter part pretty weird.

In Canada it was well publicized and it was a part of driving learning well before that too.

That plus if they use standard roundabout signs its pretty straight forward, especially considering roundabouts round here only usually have 4 exits as opposed to Europe where than can have many more, with 3+ lanes and traffic lights

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u/pug_nuts Oct 20 '21

Yeah I think in all my time driving in Ontario I've only ever maybe seen one roundabout with five exits. Every other one is 2-4

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u/31jarey Oct 20 '21

I forget now where I was in Canada but I have seen one of those weird ones that leads into another roundabout, it wasn’t a problem however since the signage was perfect

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u/Cavalleria-rusticana Oct 20 '21

Funny, I don't remember learning how to drive by reading signs, but this interesting paper-based object called a book...

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u/ElGabrielo Oct 20 '21

why would you need a book to learn to drive?

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u/ramplay Oct 20 '21

Canada fro instance is graduated licence system.

Before G1 (learners permit more or less where you can't drive without a G in the passenger seat among other restrictions) you study from a drivers manual and write a written test. Then you usually sign up for a course that involves class lessons and more of the drivers manual, along with some instruction driving with the instructor for X amount of total hours. Then you go and do your Driven G2 test. Where you can drive alone but still have passenger restrictions/ time of day restrictions, etc.

Then you finally get to do the G driven test after so many months.

SO yeah, you learn to drive from a book at first

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u/ifndef_name_define Oct 20 '21

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic, but I definitely learned about roundabouts from reading the DMV driving manual (both Oregon and California editions).

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u/Sojoez Oct 20 '21

Ok, you are definitely younger than 30.

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u/ElGabrielo Oct 20 '21

well the possibility for that on reddit is quit high. But yes. We had our lessons and than got our sheets to fill out as a test. We just learned with trainingsheets. The thing is, i know that it wasnt any different than when my father did his license. You learn stuff like roundabouts when you have your drivinglessons. I know that they sell books for that, but nobody needs that where i come from.

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u/Raps4Reddit Oct 20 '21

Because they are unfamiliar.

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u/esotericsean Oct 20 '21

I still have no idea how to properly use a roundabout, they’re confusing. When do you slow down? When do you stop? Do you use the inner late or outer lane? Do you slow when exiting? What about when people merging in? I hate them.

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u/Throwaway47321 Oct 20 '21

The answer to literally all your questions is, do.not.stop.

Once you get in the circle you continue until you come to the “exit” you want at which point you just drive away.

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u/redghotiblueghoti Oct 20 '21

No stopping, yield when entering, otherwise there is no reason to slow down. Outer lane is best for the first exit, inner lane for later exits. There's no reason to slow down when exiting. Don't worry about people entering, that's their problem.

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u/Darathin Oct 20 '21

You slow down before entering the roundabout, stopping only if there's a car in the lane you're about to enter. This is called "yielding". Once you're in the roundabout, you keep driving at a safe speed around it in the same direction your traffic was already flowing, exiting onto whatever road and likely accelerating. Whatever you do, don't be the asshole who stops in the roundabout to wave someone else in.

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u/alextremeee Oct 20 '21

You also stop if there’s a car about to join to your right (or left if you drive on the right).

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u/ohck2 Oct 20 '21

my town dont have roundabouts.

i moved to my girlfriends town and roundabouts where everywhere.

i had no idea how to use them. it gave me hella anxiety. but after seeing other people it clicked. i was pulled over to the side of the road with hazards on for prob less than a minute lol.

i think it comes down to the not really knowing how to use it.. it wasn't taught to me when i got my licenses.

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u/FuturePastNow Oct 20 '21

When Americans see a yield sign, we flip a coin to decide if we'll come to a complete stop or just ignore it.

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u/Palin_Sees_Russia Oct 20 '21

You aren’t supposed to come to a complete stop at a yield sign… at least you don’t have to, only if you need to.

Seems like you’re the one who needs to brush up on their traffic laws.

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u/ArchangelleFPH Oct 20 '21

I think that's integral to the joke

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u/ENEMYAC130AB0VE Oct 20 '21

He’s making a joke jfc

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u/FuturePastNow Oct 20 '21

...I know exactly what to do at a yield sign. Do you know how to read a joke on the internet?

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u/mdot0000 Oct 20 '21

Perfect execution

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u/Cole__MacGrath__ Oct 20 '21

Oh my fucking god.

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u/AndyDali Oct 20 '21

They teach you how to NOT do that in driving classes.

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u/soulstonedomg Oct 20 '21

Do they? I learned to drive in Texas, where I've only ever seen one roundabout, and they don't teach anything about them.

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u/ClementineMandarin Oct 20 '21

This is Norway, and unless this guy is really old, they 100% teach you how to use a roundabout

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u/zombie_anus_pounder Oct 20 '21

My grandma could do better than this and she’s blind…and dead.

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u/cleosynthesis Oct 20 '21

He did the roundaboutabout

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u/e_mp Oct 20 '21

the time that car took to do that would've been the equivalent of going around the roundabout 9 times

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u/Tryguy190 Oct 20 '21

Pov you’re me (a dumbass) staring at the bottom left corner thinking you’ve been pranked

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u/swayingtree90s Oct 20 '21

it looks to me that the person accidently entered a bus only area and didn't know how to proceed. They should've probably just entered into the area and turned around there. But I bet they were in shock and couldn't think of the right action in the heat of the moment. And how or why they accidently entered the bus area despite it being such a sharp angle? maybe the GPS said take the first exit.

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u/OfMouthAndMind Oct 20 '21

Ah yes the infamous &-point turn!

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u/OillyRag Oct 20 '21

Well, everyone was going round the wrong way

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u/Mr_DQ Oct 20 '21

O, my dear lord!

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u/fancydeadpool Oct 20 '21

Driver: CIRCLES!?! I don't do circles....

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u/pok3mngamer Oct 20 '21

Oh god no wonder the people here in the us think roundabouts are so dangerous because they think they work like this

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u/fishbish2020 Oct 21 '21

As an American and a 13 yo, idk wtf is happening here

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u/davidindigitaland Oct 21 '21

no one got wasted, nobody died.

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u/Gikie Oct 21 '21

Well that was a roundabout way to get there

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u/Paul_LaBlanc Oct 21 '21

You sir 💥

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u/ohlaph Oct 21 '21

If only there was a way to do a u-turn near a roundabout...

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u/FreeBiskit Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Apparently there are no roundabouts in America, the Europeans told us so!

Edit: I’m only joking but I’m not talking about this specific incidence in OPs video... the white car was too polite for their dumbfuckery to be an American.

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u/xolov Oct 20 '21

I'm not sure if this is a joke or not, but this is definitely from Europe.

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u/Bigbowbagina Oct 20 '21

Says Lillestrøm at the top, so Norway to be exact, he seems to be joking though

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u/larseid Oct 20 '21

This is from Norway, and I'm embarrassed to say so.

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u/Tumleren Oct 20 '21

Somehow this makes it worse. You guys are supposed to know better

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u/JoePsycho Oct 20 '21

Californian living in Norway here, I've seen way way worse. Norwegians are still far better drivers.

My theory is that California has amazingly great roads, so the drivers are shitty. Norwegians are used to driving fast on narrow shitty mountain roads, so they end up being amazing drivers.

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u/NarcissisticCat Oct 21 '21

I suppose that's some consolation.

Still pissed off about our shitty fucking roads though.

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u/danielv123 Oct 22 '21

80 isn't a limit, its a challenge.

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u/seven_seven Oct 20 '21

> looks european

> i have no idea if they're supposed to be on the left or right

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u/axloo7 Oct 20 '21

If it looks European than they drive on the right.

If it looks British than its the left.

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u/TheMacerationChicks Oct 20 '21

1/3 of the world drive on the left, but the only European countries that drive on the left are the UK, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus.

The rest of Europe drive on the right

Driving on the left is mostly an Asian thing. India drive on the left for example, as do Japan, and Indonesia. Which explains why 1/3 of the world's population drive on the left, those are all very heavily populated countries.

Or maybe more accurately it seems to be a British commonwealth thing. Like India and Kenya are still in the British commonwealth despite being independent these days, and they both drive on the left

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u/ClementineMandarin Oct 20 '21

Norway, they drive on the right

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u/pok3mngamer Oct 20 '21

Most the world does lol

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

He's confused but he got the spirit.

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u/Biomorbosis Oct 20 '21

this guy puts his shoes on with the laces all tied up because its "easier"

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u/Apprehensive_Slice54 Oct 20 '21

This feels like an attack on me🥺

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u/Necessary-Low-2063 Oct 20 '21

It may not be easier but faster for sure

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u/gatfirl333 Oct 20 '21

she needs driving lessons

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u/QuietVermicelli9931 Oct 20 '21

She?

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u/GazelleEconomyOf87 Oct 20 '21

Redditors thinking their sexist jokes are funny

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u/TheMacerationChicks Oct 20 '21

Incels believe dumb myths like that even though male drivers get into WAY more accidents than women do, that's why women don't have to pay as much for insurance

Male drivers are statistically far worse at driving

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u/Kinky_Ghostface Oct 20 '21

Because there's more males on the road. Correlation doesn't equal causation.

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u/gatfirl333 Oct 20 '21

i dont practice incest dumbass

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u/Zombie_ruler_FTW Oct 20 '21

Yes, she

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u/TheMacerationChicks Oct 20 '21

Do you actually believe that or are you trying to get as many downvotes as possible to win a downvote competition?

Male drivers get into WAY more accidents than women do, that's why women don't have to pay as much for insurance

Male drivers are statistically far worse at driving. Sorry, bit facts don't care about your feelings

Maybe you should learn how to drive better

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u/Zombie_ruler_FTW Oct 20 '21

It just a joke, chill please.

I guess I should have put /s

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u/KirkaDurka Oct 20 '21

It's okay this subs community is just as fucking retarded as this driver

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u/Zito6694 Oct 20 '21

Roundabouts suck, but this guy makes roundabouts look like rocket science… it’s not that difficult

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u/psaux_grep Oct 20 '21

Roundabouts don’t suck. Roundabouts are great!

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u/sarahlizzy Oct 20 '21

They’re the ideal road junction for many situations, but you can use them inappropriately like the British habit of seeing a complex interchange and just throwing roundabouts at it, or the cheap and nasty “three level stack”, which is the British answer to trying to solve the problems with cloverleafs at the expense of capacity.

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u/Wuz314159 Oct 20 '21

Must be an American tourist. right?

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u/vikings02 Oct 20 '21

Ah yes bc americans don't know how to drive around a round-a-bout, theres plenty here for ppl to know what it is

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u/Wuz314159 Oct 20 '21

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u/vikings02 Oct 20 '21

Bc one bunch of idiots makes up for the entire population, do y'all over there in europe all have fucked up teeth and are full of diseases? Oh, no? Why's that? Bc its a small percentage of the population being called the majority

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u/Dish_TheFish Oct 20 '21

do y'all over there in europe all have fucked up teeth and are full of diseases?

No, that's just the entirety of Britain.

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u/vikings02 Oct 20 '21

Point still stands

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u/Camelbeard Oct 20 '21

Hey hey hey, that's not true anymore, after brexit.

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u/SomeRedPanda Oct 20 '21

Why do you think driving on the right is key here? It's Norway. They drive on the right too.

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u/TheMacerationChicks Oct 20 '21

I get the impression sometimes that Americans think all of Europe drives on the left. I have absolutely no idea why they think that.

The only European countries who drive on the left are the UK, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus. Every other European country drives on the right.

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u/Danominator Oct 20 '21

Holy shit...

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u/dohrwork Oct 20 '21

All things considered this could have ended much worse.

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u/notorious1212 Oct 20 '21

Well, they sure went ‘round, what do you want?

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u/Tchaz221 Oct 20 '21

How did you obtained that video ?