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VIDEO: Police set it straight on roundabout rules

BUNDABERG Police have confirmed that anyone failing to indicate as they exit a roundabout faces a fine of $68 and could lose two points off their licence.

Queensland Transport roundabout rules

Bundaberg Police Road Policing Unit Constable Aaron Lang said many people were confused when it came to roundabout rules. 

"There seems to be a lot of confusion in Bundaberg concerning when to indicate and when not to indicate concerning roundabouts," he said.

He said the important thing was to indicate left if you were going left, right if you were going right and to go straight if you had not signaled otherwise. 

He said it was also important to maintain a right signal if exiting more than halfway around the roundabout. 

Const Lang clarified confusion in relation to Queensland Transport documents that state drivers should indicate off roundabouts "if practical".

"An average person like you or me whose an able-bodied driver who's got a current licence with a vehicle with indicators on the car," should indicate off roundabouts, he said.

He said the exception was only there for people who had disabilities and drove modified cars who may not be able to indicate off roundabouts. 

All other drivers face a $68 fine for not indicating off. 

 

SOME ROUNDABOUT PENALTIES

  • Enter roundabout from other than left lane when driver is about to leave less than halfway around - $68 and 2 points.
  • Enter roundabout from other than right lane when driver is to leave less than halfway around - $68 and 2 points.
  • Disobey traffic lane arrow on multi-lane roundabout - $68 and 2 points.
  • Fail to signal left when approaching roundabout and intending to leave at first exit - $68 and 2 points. 
  • Fail to maintain left signal after leaving roundabout at first exit - $68 and 2 points.
  • Fail to signal right when approaching roundabout and intending to leave more than halfway around - $68 and 2 points.
  • Fail to give way to vehicle when entering roundabout - $341 and 3 points. 
  • Fail to drive left of centre island on roundabout - $68 and 2 points.
  • Disobey traffic lane arrow on roundabout - $91 and 3 points.
  • Fail to signal left before changing lanes in roundabout - $68 and 2 points.
  • Fail to signal right before changing lanes in roundabout - $68 and 2 points.
  • Fail to signal left before leaving roundabout - $68 and 2 points.
  • Fail to cancel left signal after leaving roundabout - $68 and 0 points. 

Topics:  bundaberg police, driving



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