DGT PUBLISHED THIS IN 2008.......

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DGT PUBLISHED THIS IN 2008.......

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:50 am

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How come so few know it?
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Postby olive » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:10 am

That is easy, Not many Spaniards had the Internet or a photobucket account. :lol:

My favourite roundabout is in Granada near the Brico Depot, under the motorway. It has about six exits of which four are dual lane. The roundabout itself is between 3 and 5 lanes wide (from memory). Often see pranged vehicles there.

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Postby Beachcomber » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:27 am

I wonder what DGT would make of this one:

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Postby Martin Page » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:15 pm

Ah .. the 'Magic Roundabout' at Milton Keynes .... I know it well !

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Postby katy » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:08 pm

Take a look at this at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. My Daughter said you do get used to it, she had to use it to get to work. I have driven there and would go miles out of my way to avoid it :lol:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BgsEg2CfRZU

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Postby firsttango » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:51 pm

Martin Page wrote:Ah .. the 'Magic Roundabout' at Milton Keynes .... I know it well !
I think you're very much mistaken....the two photos are most definitely "Swindon's Magic Roundabout" and the large floodlit building in the background is Swindon County Ground.

http://www.dangerousroads.org/europe/en ... about.html

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Postby ebbnflow » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:59 pm

Martin Page wrote:Ah .. the 'Magic Roundabout' at Milton Keynes .... I know it well !
The one in the picture is the Swindon one as ft said, officially called the Magic Roundabout. There is also the Hemel hempstead one called The Plough. I didn't realise the MK (A421) one was even finished, haven't been there in aaaaages.

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Postby probe » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:53 pm

The top photo from DGT doesn't indicate a "bien" for the inside of the roundabout which if I recall is only for a U turn?

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Postby peteroldracer » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:29 pm

A car would only be on the inside lane (of 3) for a short stretch before moving outwards so as to be in the outside lane just before the desired exit.
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Postby barry » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:19 am

Oh for the sight of a 'glorietta'.

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Postby telboy » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:51 pm

Just as a matter of interest whilst we're on the Spanish Highway Code, and not necessarily for motorist but for pedestrians. Spanish quite often just walk right onto a zebra crossing without looking to see if there is any approaching traffic :!: :wtf:

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Postby Trooperman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:33 pm

Oh for the sight of a 'glorietta'.
Please enlighten this ignorant soul: just what IS a glorietta? There is a sign announcing one at the entrance to a roundabout on the coast road at Torre Guadiaro and I've often wondered just what it meant.
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Postby peteroldracer » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:11 pm

" There is a sign announcing one at the entrance to a roundabout on the coast road at Torre Guadiaro and I've often wondered just what it meant."

It must be the cheap booze....or the sun.
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Postby Beachcomber » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:14 pm

It's just a Spanish word for roundabout but it only has one 't' -Glorieta. It is now more usual to use the word 'rotonda'.


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