A mini-roundabout is identified by the white circle painted on the road and the blue sign depicting a circle made up of three white arrows.

You should avoid driving on the dot unless you have no other option. For example, if you are driving a large vehicle such as a bus or a lorry, you might find you are unable to navigate the mini-roundabout without passing over the dot.

Every other aspect of dealing with a mini-roundabout is the same as for normal roundabouts, with one notable exception: it is not considered mandatory to give an exit signal when leaving a mini-roundabout. Generally speaking, your left or right signal on approach (or lack of signal if you are going ahead) is sufficient on a mini-roundabout to give other road users a clear idea of your intentions. However, you should stay alert to situations in which an exit signal would benefit another road user, and don't hesitate use one if appropriate.

You should avoid using a mini-roundabout to carry out a U-turn, but stay alert to the possibility that others may do this.

In the image, because both vehicles are turning right, neither has priority.

In this situation, the white car has arrived first so should proceed first.

If both cars arrive at the same time, the only way to decide who should go first is to use this simple rule: If they move, you wait; if they wait, you move!


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