RACQ sets record straight on indicating at roundabouts

RACQ has set the record straight on indicating at roundabouts, after a social media post sparked controversy among Queensland drivers.

The Club posted a diagram to its Facebook page which asked about indicating when making a right turn at a roundabout. 

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said indicating at roundabouts was a rule that confused even the most experienced of drivers. 

“Roundabouts can cause a lot of issues for drivers so it’s a timely reminder about the road rules,” Ms Ritchie said. 

“When approaching any roundabout, it’s important motorists are in the correct lane and give way to other vehicles already driving in it. Upon their exit, they must indicate left.

“Think about a roundabout as a clockface, and indicate left if leaving before 12 o’clock, right upon entering if exiting after 12 o’clock and not at all upon entering if going straight ahead, and always left when leaving.”

Ms Ritchie said RACQ members voted failure to indicate on roundabouts as their twelfth most frustrating behaviour on the roads in its latest Annual Road Safety survey.

“Road rules are not just there to keep traffic flowing, they’re of course designed to help keep people safe as well,” she said. 

“Failure to correctly indicate on a roundabout can cost $80 and two demerit points.”