But bloody hell.
Here's what it looks like:
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It's really pretty easy. You drive up to the damn thing, see if the road is clear, and then enter slowly, missing the concrete curb and not driving over the grass. Like I do.
Serious question: do they not put these on the tests over here? Three times I've almost been whacked by some idiot sailing right into the roundabout as I'm going around it. And what chaps my grits the most, is that when I honk and look horrified (the latter being automatic and unintentional) I either get blank "WTF did I do?" looks, or straight outrage at being in their way.
Look, I know they are new to your culture. But don't you think, if you come across some traffic furniture you are unfamiliar with, the prudent option is to slow down? Maybe even stop while you figure it out?
I'll even help:
I mean, if roundabouts help (and I think they do) then we'll only be seeing more of them.
And that means, they'll be getting more complicated.
So unless you want to kill or be killed, I respectfully suggest, dear drivers of Austin, that you acquaint yourselves with the roundabout.
Because this beast might be headed our way....