Who has priority? - Damianjnc

Hi guys,

who has a priority in this situation: drive.google.com/file/d/0B6nyJ7AZ4yHKNkhIRVpGVXB2W...g

Thanks

Who has priority? - Stanb Sevento

The off the top of my head answer is none of them. The rule to give priority to traffic on your right applies to traffic on the roundabout not traffic aproachining the roundabout. Im off to mull this over a bit more..

On second thoughts you need to know the vehicle class, big giant lorry, cheeky boy racer or old granny.

Who has priority? - daveyjp

If they all arrive and stop at the same time 'common sense' has priority. Unfortunately in my experience its missing with a lot of drivers, so defensive driving is key taking into account the other vehicle types and drivers.

Edited by daveyjp on 29/03/2017 at 09:26

Who has priority? - catsdad
I agree with Davey. It helps to think of priority as something you give to others, not something you take as a right over others. Of course you need to make progress so if no one moves you need to establish eye contact and proceed at a pace that enables you to stop if someone moves off at the same time as you.

It always works out in practice that the traffic moves on ..........or you have a bump.

Make sure you are in the first category.
Who has priority? - RT

Assuming it's meant to depict a mini-roundabout where they all arrive at the same time - C gives way to D and A gives way to C, normal give way to the right on roundabouts.

Where's B?

As above - priority is giving way, not enforcing your own.

Edited by RT on 29/03/2017 at 09:38

Who has priority? - Andrew-T

It's not a simple one, is it. Two points come to mind.

1 - In America, where there are a lot of grid systems with square intersections, many towns have '4-way Stops' with a Stop sign on every entry. It's up to each driver to decide who got there first, as that driver has right of way. Not always simple, but it usually seems to work.

2 - there's a junction near here on the A56, a slightly offset cross-roads with pedestrian lights close by. Despite both side-roads having normal Stop signs and the usual road markings, some drivers on the main road persist in confusing everyone by making up their own rules and inviting drivers on a side road to enter the traffic. This often helps one person (assuming he interprets the flashing correctly) while hindering several others.

So, reverting to topic, maybe the driver who reached the roundabout first should have right of way?

Who has priority? - John F

The diagram is static, not dynamic. If static, all three vehicles have the right to enter the roundabout at the same time. Once a vehicle is on the roundabout, it has priority.

If dynamic, if the car on your right is travelling at 20 - 30mph and you are crawling or stationary, it is wise to wait! If he has to ask these elementary questions then clearly Mr D needs considerably more knowledge and experience before he is entrusted with a mobile killing machine weighing up to 40 tons!

Who has priority? - RobJP

If he has to ask these elementary questions then clearly Mr D needs considerably more knowledge and experience before he is entrusted with a mobile killing machine weighing up to 40 tons!

Can't argue with you on that one !

He appears to have minimal knowledge of the real size of a HGV - another thread, when he was basically asking if he could 'squeeze' on the inside lane of a roundabout to avoid other traffic, seems to show a distinct lack of awareness of the reality of the size of the vehicle, and the maneuverability (or lack of) the same.

Who has priority? - Andrew-T

The diagram is static, not dynamic. If static, all three vehicles have the right to enter the roundabout at the same time. Once a vehicle is on the roundabout, it has priority.

So in this example, if they all enter at the same time, they all have ..... oh no, maybe not ...

Who has priority? - jc2

Mini-roundabouts only work because someone is always GREEDY!.I regularly create havoc locally because at a "T"" junction near me,I(legally) use it to do a "U" turn and so have priority on all the roads.There is also another "T" near me where the roundabout has been painted so far up the side road entering,that traffic going straight across the "T" finds it easier to use the wrong side of the roundabout.I questioned the police over this and was told that as long as you do it safely they are not interested.

 

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