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Old 07-29-2014, 09:02 AM
 
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They are installing them fast and furious here in my small Florida city. I personally LOVE them - even if confusing to some they are far superior to the stops and traffic pattern they replaced. Plus, they are so much more esthetically pleasing - they did them in brickwork and landscaped nicely. I am all for them!
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:48 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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They are installing them fast and furious here in my small Florida city. I personally LOVE them - even if confusing to some they are far superior to the stops and traffic pattern they replaced. Plus, they are so much more esthetically pleasing - they did them in brickwork and landscaped nicely. I am all for them!
They just installed one in Newburyport.
Stupid crazy because large trucks and school buses can't negotiate it.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:57 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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OMG everybody struggles with them here..........
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Ridley Park, PA
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I love them, when people know how to use them. I remember back in 2000 renting a car in France and driving around the countryside, thinking how wonderful it was that I didn't have to stop at every single intersection since it had a rotary rather than a four-way stop. They can keep traffic moving so nicely. However, when you don't know where the heck you're going, they can be confusing and treacherous (think Chevy Chase in European Vacation )!

I always wondered, is the crazy no left turn/right-hand jughandle to make a left in New Jersey a remnant of old rotaries?
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:01 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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OMG they make them with more than one lane?????????? Crikey!!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Right of way is the vehicle in the rotary.
Cars entering must wait.
ok-and who has the right of way when exiting? If you're in the left lane and want to exit and someone else is in the right lane and wants to keep going, seems like an accident in the making.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Well I moved to the UK after driving for 30 years in the US and once I figured out the rules on the multi lanes I realised how much more efficient they are. Most countries have had roundabouts for decades.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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ok-and who has the right of way when exiting? If you're in the left lane and want to exit and someone else is in the right lane and wants to keep going, seems like an accident in the making.
If you are exiting you should be in the right lane already.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Isn't there a website showing all the rules for each lane? When I was learning my husband drew me a picture and explained it all very simply. I was also learning to drive on the other side.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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OMG they make them with more than one lane?????????? Crikey!!!!!!

Yes a number of them. Here is the most famous and biggest of them


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seaIQYKORGc
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