Using Roundabouts can sometimes be confusing for some.
The Redland Police are currently having to issue reminders to try to clear up confusion and misconceptions about the use of Roundabouts.
USE THE CORRECT LANE
Unless indicated otherwise:
To turn left, use the left lane.
To turn right, use the right lane.
To go straight ahead, use either lane.
USE INDICATORS CORRECTLY
To turn left, use the left lane AND INDICATE LEFT.
To turn right, use the right lane, and INDICATE RIGHT, until the the turn before yours and then INDICATE LEFT.
To go straight ahead, use either lane, and only INDICATE LEFT, just at the turn before yours.
The LEFT indication is to tell everyone that you are about to turn left OFF the roundabout.
Indicating RIGHT means you are continuing to go round the roundabout, and NOT exiting.
What NOT to do:
Do not indicate right if you are turning left, or going straight on.
Turns that occur at roundabouts can be described by imagining the roundabout to be a clock face.
Any turn that exits the roundabout before 12 o’clock can be considered a left turn. Any turn that exits after 12 o’clock can be considered a right turn.
WHO GIVES WAY AT A ROUNDABOUT?
A vehicle approaching a roundabout must give way to all vehicles already on the roundabout.
This means SLOW DOWN as you approach, as the first vehicle on the roundabout has right of way.
Department of Transport and Main Roads : Roundabouts