Roundabouts: Which Lane?
Your first Job is to find out where you are going. Your driving test examiner may say something like this:
"At the roundabout I would like you to go straight on, it is the second exit."
Which lane would you use?
The Standard (prescribed in the Highway Code) Procedure is:
- Turning left | Left Lane
- Straight ahead | Left Lane
- Turning right | Right Lane
Highway Code Roundabout Illustration
The highway code suggests the left lane, or the most appropriate lane.
Beware where there are three lanes on the approach lane to a roundabout, you MAY or MAY NOT require the left lane.
- Read the road markings
- Read the road signs
- Assess the traffic flow
- Change lane with premeditation and great care
As with all hazard procedure, apply (and repeat if necessary) the system of car control on the approach:
If you're lost?
If you're not sure which exit you need, use the right lane and go around the roundabout until you identify the exit you need. Then leave on the next go around.