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AIBU?

Roundabout CFery

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PolkaDotMankini · 10/10/2022 11:00

Yes, there is a diagram.

This is on my commute to work. I join the motorway from a feeder road with three lanes. The first two lanes take you left on the roundabout (the way I want to go). The third lane takes you round a roundabout to join the motorway going in the other direction. There isn't an option to go straight on. Everyone joins from the same direction on the feeder road, which only goes to the motorway.

There are always long rush hour queues in the first two lanes. Some drivers cut the queues by zooming up the right-hand lane, going all the way around the roundabout and cutting into the queuing traffic joining the slip road.

AIBU to think this is CFery and refuse to let them in?

Roundabout CFery
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saamantha19881 · 10/10/2022 11:03

No, it's a perfectly legitimate move. Bit CF, but perfectly acceptable

gingot · 10/10/2022 11:13

Yep, it would be you acting contra to the Highway Code.
And yes it's total CFery, but if you can't beat them, join them!

PuppyMonkey · 10/10/2022 11:15

I think I’d try that myself.Blush

RincewindsHat · 10/10/2022 11:16

I mean, it's legal and sensible and limits the length of the queue coming off the motorway so...I would probably do the same tbh.

Hymnulop · 10/10/2022 11:17

Join them! I would and have done this, makes use of the extra lane if that's usually quiet and frees up the traffic a bit more quickly. Do it. And you can't stop them from doing it, they have right of way coming from that direction round the roundabout.

PolkaDotMankini · 10/10/2022 11:17

It doesn't limit the queue because it cuts off the drivers joining from the middle lane, interrupting the flow of traffic.

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Tippexy · 10/10/2022 11:20

Legal and not CFery.

thirstyformore · 10/10/2022 11:22

Absolutely CFery, legal or otherwise.

TheHoover · 10/10/2022 11:23

Yes it’s CF
I also agree with ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’
I worked for a year commuting every day and had one of these type of scenarios each way. I just hated it - whenever I did the CF move myself I felt a bit unclean and whenever I didn’t do it I’d get mad at waiting in the correct lane and losing 5 mins. I think my head nearly imploded just with the ‘to be or to not be a CF’ quandary every day

BigMamaFratelli · 10/10/2022 11:23

It's not really cricket, but it's not wrong

Nugg · 10/10/2022 11:27

Bit CFery but I do this at a stupidly busy roundabout by a giant Tesco in our town to get me home faster. Always amazed nobody else does it tbh!

PolkaDotMankini · 10/10/2022 11:34

Ugh. I think I'll just join the far left lane to avoid the aggro.

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Lakeyloo · 10/10/2022 11:48

Perfectly fine. I do it at a particular roundabout near us all the time as left hand lane is for left (where i want to go) or straight over (where majority want to go) and always has a massive queue, and right hand is for right only. Much better than flying down the right hand lane and then shoving in at the last minute as many CFs do.

Loics · 10/10/2022 11:52

I've thought about doing this in similar situations, beats sitting in traffic. 🤷‍♀️

KrisAkabusi · 10/10/2022 11:52

You have to give way to traffic already on the roundabout, so it would be you being a CF by stopping them from exiting

Harridan1981 · 10/10/2022 11:54

As long as they don't block anything what's the problem? Surely making the queue longer unnecessarily would b the wrong choice?

PurpleWisteria · 10/10/2022 11:55

Perfectly legal. Dh has done it a few times. :)

PeekabooAtTheZoo · 10/10/2022 11:57

YABU unless you know every car definitely did this. They could have been new to the area and lost, confused about the road layout, given the wrong instructions by their sat nav or have mistakenly come off the motorway and be trying to re-join it. I would follow the highway code in this situation because the last thing you need during a commute is an accident.

WatchoRulo · 10/10/2022 12:06

TheHoover · 10/10/2022 11:23

Yes it’s CF
I also agree with ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’
I worked for a year commuting every day and had one of these type of scenarios each way. I just hated it - whenever I did the CF move myself I felt a bit unclean and whenever I didn’t do it I’d get mad at waiting in the correct lane and losing 5 mins. I think my head nearly imploded just with the ‘to be or to not be a CF’ quandary every day

Summed up my feelings perfectly - BTW great diagram OP.

whynotwhatknot · 10/10/2022 12:10

yeah its a bit cf but ive done it previously

FatEaredFuck · 10/10/2022 12:15

saamantha19881 · 10/10/2022 11:03

No, it's a perfectly legitimate move. Bit CF, but perfectly acceptable

Completely agree, and its their right of way.

starfishmummy · 10/10/2022 12:18

Definitely cheeky but they are not in the wrong. However with normal roundabout rules yabu because traffic already on the roundabout has priority .

Threadkillacilla · 10/10/2022 12:19

If everyone does it it'll even out, frustrating but legit.

PolkaDotMankini · 10/10/2022 12:21

starfishmummy · 10/10/2022 12:18

Definitely cheeky but they are not in the wrong. However with normal roundabout rules yabu because traffic already on the roundabout has priority .

The trouble is that it's one of those situations where if I gave way to everyone coming from the right, I'd never move. It's causing a queue around the roundabout.

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Wingedharpy · 10/10/2022 12:26

Is this not just one of those driving situations where you're at an advantage knowing the road layout in advance and therefore making your knowledge work for you?

Same principle as nipping down a few side streets to bring you out further along the busy road section you need to be on surely?

Start being a CF OP.😉

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