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Hi all

Went out for a little ride last week (not on the wing safely tucked away for winter) when this idiot in a Jaguar pulled across me, have a look, this wouldn't happen to you guys in the states you don't have that many roundabouts



http://youtu.be/oYnjBzHdr0w
 

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Had a similar incident happen to me in North Georgia except I wasn't so lucky. A woman in a car took me out (I had rhe right of way and she never even looked to see if anyone was in the roundabout). Not much damage to my Kawasaki Vulcan (previous bike) but I shattered my right ankle and lost about 8 months of riding time.

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We have a round - a - bout three miles from the house and when i go round it i go very slow , no matter on the bike or car ! I like my vehicles and i love myself too much to trust the other drivers !!
 

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we have drivers like that around here and the closest roundabout is atleast 20 miles away ( no smilie cause i'm not joking )
 

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My Irish mates call doofusses like that knobends. All too prevalent anywhere there is motoring public. Did you know that outside mirrors are very fragile when they are challenged by a real high quality motorcycle boot?:D And the more expensive the car, the more fragile the mirror;)
 

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Proof that we need to always give riding our full attention.
 

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Looked like a bloody mess....People cutting each other off at every turn. I would be avoiding that spot if at all possible.
 

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You're right about round-abouts (also called traffic circles). They are scary even in a car. I live in Hampton Roads VA and we don't have any here (that I know of). Our biggest problem here is there is no "typical" driver on our roads. Most of our folks here are military (God Bless all of them) and they and their families bring their driving habits from all 50 states so there is no way to know how they are going to drive. At least those of us in non- military states have "some" idea how the people in their states drive, and can to "some extent" anticipate other driver’s actions. Best word is to ALWAYS ride defensively no matter what.
 

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Welcome Oldwing, and yes, ride defensivley always.
 

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Round-abouts are a part of my everyday life here in the UK there are thousands of them.
They are all very easy use but as Oldwing said always ride defensive because never know when some clown will do something stupid. Everyone that passes their driving test in the UK weither it be a car or bike has been trained to use them correctly. There are two basic rules of using a them 1, always give to vehicles on your right(as we drive on the left) 2, always give way to vehicles already on the it.
I have driven on US roads while been on holiday in Florida & they are a lot easier to drive on than ours.
 
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