Driving in roundabouts
In roundabouts, you should adjust your speed, use direction indicators and position your vehicle so that other motorists understand where you are going.
The same rules apply at roundabouts as at regular junctions.
As elsewhere in traffic, you should travel considerately and cautiously. This way you will help keep traffic safe for everyone and avoid obstructing or inconveniencing others.
Your positioning provides useful information for other road users
Keep a low speed and position your vehicle correctly when approaching the roundabout. This makes it easier for other road users to understand what you intend to do and which way you are going.
Keep right if you are leaving at the right exit
If you intend to turn right at the roundabout, you should position yourself to the right or in the right lane as you approach the roundabout.
Position yourself where it is most convenient when you are going straight ahead
If you are going straight ahead, you should position your vehicle where it is most practical and appropriate. Where there are multiple lanes, this will usually be the right lane.
Keep left if you are leaving at the left exit
If you intend to turn left at the roundabout, you should position yourself to the left or in the left lane as you approach the roundabout.
You must give way to road users who are already in the roundabout
You are required to give way to road users who are already in the roundabout, and you should show clearly that you intend to give way. You do this by slowing down in good time and stopping before the give-way line.
You are also required to give way if you are changing lanes inside the roundabout. Use the direction indicator before changing lanes.
How to use direction indicators at a roundabout
You should indicate in good time before turning or changing lanes in a roundabout.
If you are leaving at the first exit
Indicate to the right in good time before entering the roundabout. Keep your indicators on until you have left the roundabout
If you are leaving at the second exit or later
Start indicating to the right when you are level with the last exit before yours.
If you are leaving at the left exit
You can help other road users by indicating to the left before entering the roundabout. Start indicating to the right when you are level with the last exit before yours.