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Started by Alps, May 24, 2016, 08:28:02 PM

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Tom958

Yesterday it came to my attention that at multilane roundabouts in Iceland, the inside lane has priority in taking any exit, even if the exit has only one lane. Here's an example. I learned this from a Facebook commenter who said he had a hard time with it when visiting the country.


vdeane

Quote from: Tom958 on June 09, 2024, 08:58:37 AMYesterday it came to my attention that at multilane roundabouts in Iceland, the inside lane has priority in taking any exit, even if the exit has only one lane. Here's an example. I learned this from a Facebook commenter who said he had a hard time with it when visiting the country.
That seems like a very unintuitive and unsafe way of doing it.  Do they have any rationale for why?
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Tom958

Quote from: vdeane on June 09, 2024, 04:02:33 PM
Quote from: Tom958 on June 09, 2024, 08:58:37 AMYesterday it came to my attention that at multilane roundabouts in Iceland, the inside lane has priority in taking any exit, even if the exit has only one lane. Here's an example. I learned this from a Facebook commenter who said he had a hard time with it when visiting the country.
That seems like a very unintuitive and unsafe way of doing it.  Do they have any rationale for why?

They must, but I have no clue what it could be.

Jim

I am pretty sure we were not aware of this during our 2021 Iceland trip.  It's not something that I would have thought differs from country to country.
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Quote from: Jim on June 09, 2024, 06:30:35 PMI am pretty sure we were not aware of this during our 2021 Iceland trip.  It's not something that I would have thought differs from country to country.

I never saw evidence of this either.

Road Hog

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Maybe to prevent the "There's Big Ben, there's Parliament" scenario from European Vacation to allow traffic over?


Tom958

Quote from: Jim on June 09, 2024, 06:30:35 PMIt's not something that I would have thought differs from country to country.

It definitely does differ between countries. https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=34850.0

formulanone

Quote from: Tom958 on June 09, 2024, 06:28:59 PM
Quote from: vdeane on June 09, 2024, 04:02:33 PM
Quote from: Tom958 on June 09, 2024, 08:58:37 AMYesterday it came to my attention that at multilane roundabouts in Iceland, the inside lane has priority in taking any exit, even if the exit has only one lane. Here's an example. I learned this from a Facebook commenter who said he had a hard time with it when visiting the country.
That seems like a very unintuitive and unsafe way of doing it.  Do they have any rationale for why?

They must, but I have no clue what it could be.

This is perhaps the first complaint I've ever heard about Iceland, both online and in-person.



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