How to Negotiate the Britannia Roundabout

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Britannia Roundabouts Adelaide

If you are a learner driver you should familiarise yourself with driving on single and multi lane roundabouts before reading on.

The Britannia Roundabout is one of Adelaide's more complicated intersections.  It is actually two roundabouts however it is so named as prior to 2013 it was a single roundabout which has since been redesigned.

How to safely use the roundabout

It is important to be in the correct lane at multi-lane roundabouts. Signs, lane markings and arrows will help position your vehicle in the correct lane and guide you in the direction you want to go.

Unless arrows on the road indicate otherwise, remember these rules:

  • To turn left, use the left lane.
  • To turn right, use the right lane.
  • To go straight ahead, use either lane.

Left turn

  1. Position your vehicle in the left lane well in advance, unless arrows on the road or signs indicate otherwise.
  2. Signal using your left indicator.
  3. Give way to all vehicles already on the roundabout.
  4. Remain in the left lane as you complete your turn.
  5. Continue to use your left indicator as you exit the roundabout. Stop indicating once you have exited the roundabout.

Right turn or U-turns

  1. Position your vehicle in the right lane well in advance unless arrows on the road or signs indicate otherwise.
  2. Signal using your right indicator.
  3. Give way to all vehicles already on the roundabout.
  4. Before exiting you should use your left indicator (if practical) and follow the exit lane marking. Stop indicating as soon as you have exited the roundabout.

Turning right from Fullarton Road south onto Kensington Road

Turning right from Fullarton Road south onto Kensington Road

Turning right from Wakefield Road onto Dequetteville Terrace

Turning right from Wakefield Road onto Dequetteville Terrace

Turning right from Kensington Road onto Fullarton Road north

Turning right from Kensington Road onto Fullarton Road north

Turning right from Fullarton Road north onto Dequetteville

Turning right from Kensington Road onto Fullarton Road north

Turning right from Dequetteville Terrace onto Wakefield Road

Turning right from Dequetteville Terrace onto Wakefield Road

Turning right from Dequetteville Terrace onto Fullarton Road south

Turning right from Dequetteville Terrace onto Fullarton Road south

Turning right from Wakefield Road onto Kensington Road

Turning right from Wakefield Road onto Kensington Road

Straight ahead

  1. Position your vehicle in either lane well in advance unless arrows on the road or signs indicate otherwise.
  2. Do not use your indicator until you are ready to exit.
  3. Give way to all vehicles already on the roundabout.
  4. Before exiting you should use your left indicator (if practical) and follow the exit lane marking. Stop indicating as soon as you have exited the roundabout.

Note: Do not turn right from the left lane unless arrows on the road indicate that you can.

Video provided by the RAA.

 

References
  1. SA Government Fact Sheet
  2. RAA

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