“Yes,” I replied, “you looked and then you swerved back into the right lane. You’d already started to move before looking. If you hadn’t, you wouldn’t have needed to swerve when you saw the car there.”
Because the principles suggest using left lane for straight, but right lane for third exit of four, it is not clear at this point which lane to use on approach, and therefore also on the roundabout itself. Consequently, let’s then follow the principle of slowing down to gather further information.
Whether following Sat nav or road signs during the independent driving part of the test, or just following the examiner’s directions as normal, we need to acknowledge before arrival at the roundabout that we are taking the third exit, heading towards York, essentially turning right.
The key here – and on other, complex traffic lighted roundabouts – is information. See it early, process it early and act on it as soon as is appropriate. This is much easier when actively searching for information, rather than “just noticing” it.
“I should make sure my clients can deal with this before they go for test,” I thought to myself, and then started thinking further. Just how many tricky junctions might my clients find on York test routes?
After 12 years working with the AA Driving School I have finally taken DG Driver Training independent.