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Road Rules Awareness Week is giving road users the chance to refresh their knowledge of the NSW road rules.

Road Rules Awareness Week is giving road users the chance to refresh their knowledge of the NSW road rules.

Whether you are a driver, pedestrian, motorcyclist, passenger or bicycle rider, it is important to be aware of how to use the roads safely.

The rules of roundabouts is one of the topics being highlighted this week.

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How many of the following rules do you know?

Approaching a roundabout

When you approach a roundabout, you must use your indicator if you intend to turn left or right or make a U-turn at the roundabout.

You must give other road users sufficient notice of your intention to turn.

Entering a roundabout

When entering a roundabout, you must slow or stop to give way to any vehicle already in the roundabout. 

You must also continue to use your indicators if you intend to turn left or right, or make a U-turn.

Turning left

When turning left, you must indicate left on approach and be travelling in the left-hand lane, unless there are road markings with other instructions.

Stay in the left lane and exit in the left lane.

Turning right

When turning right, you must indicate right on approach and be travelling in the right hand lane, unless there are road markings with other instructions.

Making a U-turn

When using a roundabout to make a U-turn, you must approach in the right lane and signal right. 

Changing lanes in a roundabout

Drivers may change lanes in a roundabout if they wish.

The usual road rules for changing lanes apply. You must use your indicator and give way to any vehicle in the lane you are entering.

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Going straight ahead

You don't need to signal when approaching the roundabout if you are going straight ahead.

You may approach the roundabout from either the left or right lane, unless there are road markings with other instructions.

Exiting a roundabout

As when you exit a road, you must signal left when leaving a roundabout if it is practical to do so, and you should stop indicating as soon as you have exited the roundabout.

However, when you are travelling straight ahead on a small single lane roundabout, it may be impractical to indicate when exiting.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/new-south-wales-road-rules-awareness-week-gives-residents-a-chance-to-improve-their-knowledge/0ab5cd68-3ddc-4d86-a25c-6b6969889dc1

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