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Was driving at trade centre roundabout at the outermost lane. Some fellow tried to take a right turn behind me from the 2nd lane and scraped my car a bit and did not stop. Would this have been caught on camera (at trade centre roundabout), and was it my fault or his?
 

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...was it my fault or his?
You do know how a roundabout works do you?

If you're in the outer lane, the driver was probably expecting you to be taking the exit. But then if he wanted to take the exit then he should have been in the outer lane. From a 2-line description, sounds like it's 50:50, you're both in the wrong, fix your own cars and both learn how to use a roundabout properly.

From what I've seen in Dubai, lanes and roundabouts mean very little to a lot of drivers out here.
 

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UAE Roundabouts - Its a dog eat dog world there. Look left, right, look forward look backwards because no one here sticks to the lanes, or understand what lane is for what turning. I often see people park on a roundabout, yes park on a busy road blocking cars from behind. First time i saw that I was in utter shock.

The standard of driving here is shocking.
 

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Yeah, driving standards here are pretty poor, although it's better than I've seen in Qatar, that's like whacky races on the roads.

I read this yesterday: Guide to UAE traffic fines | GulfNews.com

And wondered why bother having so many rules if so little of them will be enforced? Why paint lines and arrows on the roads if nobody follows them?
 

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Was driving at trade centre roundabout at the outermost lane. Some fellow tried to take a right turn behind me from the 2nd lane and scraped my car a bit and did not stop. Would this have been caught on camera (at trade centre roundabout), and was it my fault or his?
If you're in the outermost lane on a roundabout, it means you're taking the next exit. Guy in the lane next to yours could also take the next exit, as most of the roads from roundabout have more than one lane.
So if you were in the outermost lane and didn't make the right turn, it's your fault.
 

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Best way to exit trade centre roundabout when turning left towards jumeriah (from SZR) is to start in the right hand lane, it goes quicker. then indicate and just do it, people back off.
 

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You do know how a roundabout works do you?

If you're in the outer lane, the driver was probably expecting you to be taking the exit. But then if he wanted to take the exit then he should have been in the outer lane. From a 2-line description, sounds like it's 50:50, you're both in the wrong, fix your own cars and both learn how to use a roundabout properly.

From what I've seen in Dubai, lanes and roundabouts mean very little to a lot of drivers out here.
First of all, please learn how to speak politely. There's a way to speak without being snarky.

And secondly, I got my license just over a year ago, my driving institute taught me how to drive on two roundabouts - one with a single lane, and an empty one with two lanes. I was not taught how to tackle massive roundabouts and have not encountered any problems by driving in the outermost lane when taking the second exit. Cut us some slack :rolleyes:

Ever read the books for the theory test? I'm guessing you haven't. It says to go straight you can either be on the first or the second lane. Could show you actual proof if you care that much.
 

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Now, now children - no fighting in the playground!!
How to deal with Roundabouts in the UK

How to do Roundabouts

On approaching a roundabout take notice and act on all the information available to you, including traffic signs, traffic lights and lane markings which direct you into the correct lane.

To Turn Left ( taking the first exit) Click the button on the image below
signal left and approach in the left-hand lane
keep to the left on the roundabout and continue signalling left to leave.
Use of your nearside (passenger) door mirror ensuring no one is on the left when you exit.

To go straight on ( taking the second exit) Click the button on the image below
select the appropriate lane on approach to and on the roundabout. If no marking on the road it is usually safest to keep to the left lane.
stay in this lane until you need to alter course to exit the roundabout.
signal left after you have passed the exit before the one you want.
Make good use of your nearside (passenger) door mirror ensuring there is no one who will be inconvenienced by you turning off.

To Turn Right ( taking the last exit or third exit ) Click the button on the image below
signal right and approach in the right-hand lane
keep to the right on the roundabout until you need to change lanes to exit the roundabout
signal left after you have passed the exit before the one you want.
Make good use of your nearside (passenger) door mirror ensuring there is no one who will be inconvenienced by you turning off.

When approaching a roundabout:-
use Mirrors - Signal - Manoeuvre at all stages and decide as early as possible which exit you need to take, give an appropriate signal. I've always found that if you take your time and make sure you are in the correct lane a good distance from the roundabout you can't go far wrong

Always be aware of the speed and position of all the traffic around you.
Don't worry if you have to stop when you reach the roundabout. When it's clear, ease up off the clutch smoothly, don't rush, keep using the mirrors, and above all, stay calm.
Once you are on the roundabout maintain a reasonable speed. Failing to do this, especially when you are in the right-hand lane, may result in other drivers passing on the nearside.
Watch out for vehicles already on the roundabout; be aware they may not be signalling correctly or at all.

Always keep an eye on the vehicle in front as you're about to emerge. Don't assume the driver won't have to stop while you're still looking right. Many rear end collisions happen this way. Make sure the vehicle has actually moved away.

Mini Roundabouts
roundabout Approach these in the same way as a normal roundabout, but remember there is less space and time to signal and manoeuvre.
Vehicles coming towards you, they may want to turn right.
Be sure any vehicle on the roundabout is going to leave before you join the roundabout yourself.
Be aware of drivers that are using it for a 'U turn'
All vehicles MUST pass round the central markings except large vehicles which are physically incapable of doing so.
When turning right at a mini roundabout, you don't always have time to signal, but remember to check left mirror


In all cases watch out for and give plenty of room to
pedestrians who may be crossing the approach and exit roads
traffic crossing in front of you on the roundabout, especially vehicles intending to leave by the next exit
traffic which may be straddling lanes or positioned incorrectly
motorcyclists
cyclists and horse riders who may stay in the left-hand lane and signal right if they intend to continue round the roundabout
long vehicles (including those towing trailers) which might have to take a different course approaching or on the roundabout because of their length. Watch out for their signals.
 

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How to deal with Roundabouts in the UK

How to do Roundabouts

On approaching a roundabout take notice and act on all the information available to you, including traffic signs, traffic lights and lane markings which direct you into the correct lane.

To Turn Left ( taking the first exit) Click the button on the image below
signal left and approach in the left-hand lane
keep to the left on the roundabout and continue signalling left to leave.
Use of your nearside (passenger) door mirror ensuring no one is on the left when you exit.

To go straight on ( taking the second exit) Click the button on the image below
select the appropriate lane on approach to and on the roundabout. If no marking on the road it is usually safest to keep to the left lane.
stay in this lane until you need to alter course to exit the roundabout.
signal left after you have passed the exit before the one you want.
Make good use of your nearside (passenger) door mirror ensuring there is no one who will be inconvenienced by you turning off.

To Turn Right ( taking the last exit or third exit ) Click the button on the image below
signal right and approach in the right-hand lane
keep to the right on the roundabout until you need to change lanes to exit the roundabout
signal left after you have passed the exit before the one you want.
Make good use of your nearside (passenger) door mirror ensuring there is no one who will be inconvenienced by you turning off.

When approaching a roundabout:-
use Mirrors - Signal - Manoeuvre at all stages and decide as early as possible which exit you need to take, give an appropriate signal. I've always found that if you take your time and make sure you are in the correct lane a good distance from the roundabout you can't go far wrong

Always be aware of the speed and position of all the traffic around you.
Don't worry if you have to stop when you reach the roundabout. When it's clear, ease up off the clutch smoothly, don't rush, keep using the mirrors, and above all, stay calm.
Once you are on the roundabout maintain a reasonable speed. Failing to do this, especially when you are in the right-hand lane, may result in other drivers passing on the nearside.
Watch out for vehicles already on the roundabout; be aware they may not be signalling correctly or at all.

Always keep an eye on the vehicle in front as you're about to emerge. Don't assume the driver won't have to stop while you're still looking right. Many rear end collisions happen this way. Make sure the vehicle has actually moved away.

Mini Roundabouts
roundabout Approach these in the same way as a normal roundabout, but remember there is less space and time to signal and manoeuvre.
Vehicles coming towards you, they may want to turn right.
Be sure any vehicle on the roundabout is going to leave before you join the roundabout yourself.
Be aware of drivers that are using it for a 'U turn'
All vehicles MUST pass round the central markings except large vehicles which are physically incapable of doing so.
When turning right at a mini roundabout, you don't always have time to signal, but remember to check left mirror


In all cases watch out for and give plenty of room to
pedestrians who may be crossing the approach and exit roads
traffic crossing in front of you on the roundabout, especially vehicles intending to leave by the next exit
traffic which may be straddling lanes or positioned incorrectly
motorcyclists
cyclists and horse riders who may stay in the left-hand lane and signal right if they intend to continue round the roundabout
long vehicles (including those towing trailers) which might have to take a different course approaching or on the roundabout because of their length. Watch out for their signals.
Relevance to UAE?
 

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It is well known around the world, that British are the best drivers in the world. Not withstanding the above, we drive on the correct side of the ride and we are significantly better trained, tested and just our polite Britishness makes us the perfect drivers.

Iggles.
 

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It is well known around the world, that British are the best drivers in the world. Not withstanding the above, we drive on the correct side of the ride and we are significantly better trained, tested and just our polite Britishness makes us the perfect drivers.

Iggles.
Wow! You learn something new everyday! :rolleyes:
 
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