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80% of Bundy drivers ignore roundabout rule in video

FOLLOWING the results of a recent poll released by the RACQ, we asked readers what their biggest bug bears were on the road.

More information on roundabout rules

One of the issues raised was drivers not indicating properly, so the NewsMail took to the roundabout on the corner of Woondooma and Targo Sts to see what would happen.

In 10 minutes of filming, 45 cars went past the roundabout and of that 45 only nine indicated off.

That left 36 cars who didn't follow the rule.

Burnett Driving School instructor Ian Kearton said failure to indicate off and people not giving way were the biggest problems at roundabouts.

"A lot of the time they won't indicate off which doesn't allow the person coming on to know when you're exiting and when they can come on," he said.

Mr Kearton said it was also important to make sure cars that had right of way didn't have to brake for you on roundabouts.

According to police, failing to indicate off a roundabout is a fineable offence in Queensland. 

The top five things NewsMail readers dislike on our roads:

  1. People who speed up when you're overtaking
  2. Tailgating
  3. People sending SMSes or receiving them while driving
  4. Incorrect use of indicators or failure to use them at all
  5. Lack of courtesy 

Topics:  road rules, roundabouts



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