David Carson

Problems with roundabouts often come because the driver has arrived at the roundabout before they have fully assessed it and therefore has to come to a stop when a stop is perhaps unnecessary.

Assuming that we are approaching slow enought to resolve whether or not we have a gap, another issue that often arrises is where there is confusion with traffic that is coming from the right and has priority, yet the pupil proceeds because they are "in another lane". We musn't think this way and give way to all traffic on the roundabout. The car that is in the other lane may still be exiting at the next exit and you will still cross his path.

Remember that for road ahead and road off to the left, we should adopt a left lane as a rule. If the left lane is a left only however and we don't realise in time, then don't do anything rash and go left. This article on taking the safe option would be worth reading. The exit number that we are taking does not dictate the lane to approach in.