[talk-au] Mini Roundabouts.

John Henderson snowgum at gmx.com
Mon Apr 26 05:38:22 BST 2010

On 26/04/10 13:13, Stephen Hope wrote:

> Good.  So now you've proved that a painted circle on the round is not
> a roundabout in Australia.  We agree on that.
> The question is, what is it?  I say it's a mini-roundabout - that's
> pretty much the definition of what one is.  Just because the
> Australian road rules don't have a section on them, doesn't mean they
> don't exist.
> You're right that most of what are are being marked as
> mini-roundabouts in Australia are not.  But there are a few that
> really are. A very few.

I don't quite see how something which is not a roundabout can be a 

A characteristic of roundabouts in both the OSM wiki and the Aust Road 
Rules is that "the traffic on the roundabout has right of way".

Given that the Aust Road Rules seem completely silent about giving way 
to vehicles circling a painted island, these do not meet the OSM wiki 
criteria for mini-roundabouts.

John H

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