This snippet of vision from an in-car video camera shows how, and why, a driver should read a Roundabout prior to entering it. The driver of the ‘camera’ car in this case was a young male student, who had worked very late the previous evening and wasn’t all that alert. Driving in such a condition is not exactly recommended, however in this case, it was a pre-booked lesson and the supervising driver was in the passenger seat with dual controls at his feet. Luckily.
As can be seen in the short video, the ‘camera’ car is approaching a small roundabout at the entry/exit of a shopping centre. On the opposite side we see a bus followed by a red Toyota Corolla. The bus is continuing straight through the roundabout, while the Corolla has its right indicator flashing, indicating it is turning right, into the shopping centre. That alone should have been adequate warning to the driver of the ‘camera’ car that another vehicle, ALREADY ON THE ROUNDABOUT, was about to cross in front of him.
Unfortunately, the ‘camera’ car driver missed picking up that signal and the supervising driver had to apply his own brake in order that a collision was avoided. Have a look at the two stills taken from the video, and it is plain that the driver of the Corolla was indicating correctly. Indicating RIGHT to enter when turning right, and LEFT when leaving the roundabout.
Refer also to the animated graphic in this post. The GREEN car in the animation is turning RIGHT, indicates before entering, enters the INSIDE lane, then indicates LEFT at the exit BEFORE the one it intends leaving on. This is exactly what the driver of the Corolla did.