Turning Right Using a Gyratory / Spiral Roundabout – Longport, Stoke on Trent

This video shows you how to turn right when using a gyratory or spiral roundabout.  The roundabout I used in this video is Longport roundabout in Stoke on Trent.  When you take your driving lessons in Stoke on Trent it is pretty certain you’ll come across this roundabout at some point.

Approaching to turn left

As with any roundabout, when you are driving towards this roundabout you will be positioned in the left lane, signalling left, and keeping close towards the kerb towards the first exit.

Approaching to go ahead

As this is a busy roundabout you may use both lanes on the approach to travel ahead at the roundabout.  If you are driving in the left lane you must stay around the left (outside) of the roundabout.  If you approach in the right hand lane to go ahead, then initially you enter the roundabout towards the right.  It’s then important that as you are driving around the roundabout you watch for the road markings as you will need spiral towards the centre lane as you get part way around the roundabout.

Approaching to turn right

When you approach a gyratory roundabout to turn right you will approach in the right hand lane.  As you drive onto the roundabout you will be positioned to the right, this lane will then split into 2 lanes.  The first lane is road marked to go ahead and right, and the right lane is marked right only.  Whenever there is a choice of lanes to go to the same direction, in this instance both lanes are available to turn right, you should always use the left of the 2 lanes.  The 2nd lane is used for overtaking or if you need to drive all the way around the roundabout.  The video above shows how to correctly negotiate this roundabout when you’re turning right.

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