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Old Apr 12th 2010, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by SHERGAR
I was told by an other EU national (a Belgian) that this is also correct in their Highway code, i.e. priority in the outside lane.

Has anyone here tried to find out what it says in the Highway code in Spain?
There doesnt seem much point in having an inside lane then???

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Old Apr 12th 2010, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by jojojojojo
There doesnt seem much point in having an inside lane then???

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None at all , but by now you know to leave any logic in the UK as it wont work here!!!
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 3:11 pm
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Default Re: Traffic Islands

Originally Posted by jojojojojo
There doesnt seem much point in having an inside lane then???

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Yes the highway code in Spain says you should always use the outside lane, but indicate left if you are taking the last exit.

I'm been beeped at for using the inside lane, not sure what that is for though!
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by cricketman
Yes the highway code in Spain says you should always use the outside lane, but indicate left if you are taking the last exit.

I'm been beeped at for using the inside lane, not sure what that is for though!

Thats why its loco, there is no last exit on a roundabout
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Rotor
Thats why its loco, there is no last exit on a roundabout
Naturally its the last one before the one you entered on.
A lot to be said for staying in the outside lane especially if you don't know the roads so well.
When in doubt I have been known to do a couple of full circuits before finally deciding on an exit to suit my requirements.
Often had a few strange looks in the process,but generally it's served me well.
My only hairy moment to date was in Porto,when a big white van shot across my bows as I was passing the nth exit during my second circuit.
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
Can anyone explain why when travelling along a dual carriageway the two lanes entering a roundabout become three lanes for the last 25 mtrs or so before entering roundabouts that are clearly marked with only two lanes around them ??
Anybody know the answer to the original question
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 3:59 pm
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have just perused the spanish highway code,all two pages of it. it states,quite clearly,that the outside lane is the priority lane except in the circumstance that the inside lane is.
the outer lane is lower priority,except in the instance that the inside lane is in-operative. the outer lane then assumes middle priority. subparagraph two,line three clearly states "in the event of an accident,it is assumed that the spanish driver is in the right no matter what".
check it out, it is there in black and white.
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my s type jag is parked in the front drive of my lads house in the uk. foolish i may be,stupid definitely not.
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by michaleen oge
have just perused the spanish highway code,all two pages of it. it states,quite clearly,that the outside lane is the priority lane except in the circumstance that the inside lane is.
the outer lane is lower priority,except in the instance that the inside lane is in-operative. the outer lane then assumes middle priority. subparagraph two,line three clearly states "in the event of an accident,it is assumed that the spanish driver is in the right no matter what".
check it out, it is there in black and white.
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my s type jag is parked in the front drive of my lads house in the uk. foolish i may be,stupid definitely not.

Thanks a lot, that makes it very clear to me at least .........
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 4:24 pm
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Thanks a lot, that makes it very clear to me at least .........
sigh. right. to clarify as simply as i can make it...you are in the middle lane approaching a roundabout. you look to your right and a little old spanish man is level with you, you look to the left and a little old spanish woman is level with you....now what do you do??? come on.....
right, you stop suddenly. leave the car where it is,hail a passing taxi,tell the driver to take you to the nearest airport,catch a plane to azbekistan and relocate. why? 'cos they don't have bloody roundabouts in azbekistan,do they??? simples.
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by michaleen oge
it states,quite clearly,that the outside lane is the priority lane except in the circumstance that the inside lane is.
what i said
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by JLFS
Thanks a lot, that makes it very clear to me at least .........
well you're OK


you're Spanish
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
well you're OK


you're Spanish

Yes, but I learnt to drive in the UK, so I also have good manners on the road, I have to or the wife would string me up.
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by JLFS
Yes, but I learnt to drive in the UK, so I also have good manners on the road, I have to or the wife would string me up.
ah but I meant this bit
in the event of an accident,it is assumed that the spanish driver is in the right no matter what".
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by JLFS
Yes, but I learnt to drive in the UK, so I also have good manners on the road, I have to or the wife would string me up.
wouldn't be allowed in azbekistan. women there occupy the back seat in everything. and rightly so. for my wifes' 60th birthday i got her a new,padded,halter which makes it a lot easier and more comfortable for her to pull the plough. did she appreciate it? no she didn't!!! whinge whinge whinge, she wanted ANOTHER pair of wellies...we will never learn. too soft us men.
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Old Apr 12th 2010, 5:01 pm
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So what happens when you approach the roundabout and the approach is 4 lanes, but then turns into 5 on the roundabout I'm thinking of the big roundabout on the approach to Ikea Murcia here. Its a diabolical roundabout to negotiate.

It doesn't matter which lane you attempt, somebody is going to carve across you. The only safe way I have found is to go early morning and avoid as much traffic as possible
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