Spanish Roundabouts - The good .... and the bad!

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  1. bryandh

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    Posted for information.

    Debating and moaning about the "right way", "wrong way" or even "our way" will not make a blind bit of difference if you are pulled by the GC. This is how it is done in Spain and members need to be aware....... there is only the Spanish Way in Spain.

    Good luck with the video, below. Enjoy!!

    BTW....... Mal (red) = bad. Bien (green) = good.


    The DGT has published a video about how to drive on a roundabout, we hope this video will be helpful for you ;)


    http://revista.dgt.es/es/multimedia...16/0519-Glorietas-animadas.shtml#.V2SlL5OLSAw

    Bryan.
     
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  2. matamoros

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    Looked good to me, that's the way I do it, but not in Portugal.......different there, new rules introduced a couple of years ago.
     
  3. sedge

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    Interesting, the car who joined the roundabout behind the group of cyclists, was indicating right whilst he was waiting for them to pass - however once he got onto the roundabout - he went straight on, still indicating!
     
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    Never noticed that, don't think I would do that though not an uncommon occurence anywhere!
     
  5. John Laidler

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    I suspect that is an error in the video because the car at the beginning of the video going straight on doesn't start indicating until it has passed the first exit.

    Interesting, unlike the UK a car doing a left turn or a u turn does not use its left indicator. Only the right when approaching the exit.
     
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    Our own DVSA and/or Highway Code publishers could learn from this very simple explanation.
     
  7. matamoros

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    Never noticed that either!

    I thought the use of indicators anywhere in Southern Europe ( inc France ) was purely optional:)
     
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    Do what all Spanish drivers do.................. just go for it and hope for the best :D
     
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  10. Minxy Girl

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    Not much use in Italy, most of the b*ggers on the road don't indicate AND go in the wrong lanes too!
     
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    Spain or rather the Spanish would do well to learn from British drivers.. and driving instructors..

    The UK has one of the lowest road fatality rates, not only in Europe, but in the World..

    Road Deaths
    Spain 53 per million inhabitants
    UK 30 per million inhabitants

    2104 data .. http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4656_en.htm
    and the UK has one of the highest densities of both vehicles and population

    I know where I feel safer driving..
     
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  12. BASA47

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    In Spain at the moment with our Scooter, used the correct lane procedure and indication, but still managed to get knocked off our Scooter by a Spainish Lady who decided to cut across lanes on the roundabout because she changed her mind about what exit she wanted to use. But she insisted it was my fault after she did another lap around the roundabout and stopping on the roundabout, to see the result of her actions. People near by just laughed at her actions whilst tapping their foreheads pointing at her.
    No real damage, slight paint graze to Scooter and us, just shaken up. Just be very very alert of other drivers actions on the roundabouts is the best advice

    Basa
     
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    The only time I've been knocked off was in the UK when going round a roundabout when an idiotic woman pulled out in front of me onto it ... she didn't see me or my bright silver scooter!
     
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    Yes, I am very aware of the Highway code and the regular messages the publishers send out to interested parties - I subscribe to that service myself. The point I am making is that both DVSA asnd the HC could move a little further into the modern world by making use of animated features rather than just relying on the printed word - the old saying about one picture and a thousand words holds true I think.

    I am also aware that the UK is one of the safer countries (in terms of road use) as I make use of these figures in several training courses.
     
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    Just a pity the Highway Code didn't give better and clearer advice on how motorists should react to cyclists - and have this backed up by the sort of laws they have in France for example to protect cyclists and pedestrians.
     
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    One thing you see on Spanish Roundabouts that you DON'T in England. [​IMG]
     
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    Quite agree, and that is exactly where we could learn something from the animations on the Spanish roundabout.
     
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    I've see her - and gangs of her mates - all along the Beziers - Narbonne road. (except near the towns - or any official commercial enterprises with a road frontage or houses LOL) There are also various white vans parked anyhow on the verges from time to time; never worked out whether they belonged to customers or the girls employers though!

    Oooh look - someone's obviously brought their lunch! - what nice people to work for .......
     
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    The Good, The Bad and definitely Not the Ugly
     
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    I have no problems on roundabouts in the camper. But, I do have to be extra careful on the bike :)
     
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