Using Simple Roundabouts – Picking A Safe Gap
March 21, 2017 at 4:40 PM
It can take quite some time before you get used to picking safe gaps at roundabouts since vehicles will be travelling at different speeds, but with enough practice, it should become second to nature.
How to pick a gap at a roundabout
You can tell the direction a car will be going based on how fast it is travelling. Cars that are travelling straight through will generally be travelling at a faster speed than those that will either turn left or right at the roundabout. Checking the direction the vehicles are signalling will also allow you to adjust your approach appropriately.
You should also remember to look out for cyclists when picking a gap. They could be hidden from site by larger vehicles so keep this in mind to avoid any mishaps.
Finally, if you are not sure whether you’ll fit in a gap or not, wait until you’re sure to ensure your safety and that of other road users.