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Kingston Roundabout

On 30 Sep 2018 at 1:56pm Gino wrote:
Why do some drivers find it so difficult to keep within the marked lanes when negotiating Kingston roundabout? And why do they think it's my fault when I have to beep at them for straying dangerously in to my lane? And why do they get verbally abusive instead of acknowledging that they have driven without due care and attention, and put themselves and other road users in danger? Does my head in!
On 30 Sep 2018 at 2:11pm Rookie wrote:
A lot of drivers seem to struggle to keep to their lane when turning right from Lewes towards Brighton. I usually stick to the right lane on entry but most of the time someone in the centre lane nicks my lane halfway around. Maybe it's bad design. Maybe it's not enough lane lines. Maybe it's just idiots.
On 30 Sep 2018 at 2:40pm Curious wrote:
And does anyone know why, when approaching Lewes from Brighton, there are white stripes painted in the left hand lane to stop you from filtering off smoothly (unless you're the kind of rebel who ignores such things)?
On 30 Sep 2018 at 4:12pm Rebel wrote:
I'm not sure what the purpose of that bit of paint you are referring to is, curious, but because they are broken white lines instead of solid lines it is perfectly legal to cross them to filter smoothly.
On 30 Sep 2018 at 5:37pm Carman wrote:
The filter is to prevent people going into the left hand lane if going straight on.
On 30 Sep 2018 at 6:23pm Van driver wrote:
I always take the middle lane when leaving Lewes, even when turning right for Brighton. It leads me round to the nearside lane when exiting to go west.
There is invariably someone up my harris all the way from the Prison trying to force me to break the speed limit- so I let them take the right hand lane at the roundabout to pester someone else as they burn fuel up to Falmer.
The hatching approaching the roundabout coming east is an accident waiting to happen. I indicate left before it, as I an going into Lewes. But I really have to watch my mirror, as idiots will try to pass on the left.
On 30 Sep 2018 at 6:53pm wanderer wrote:
As someone else has said it's there to ensure a27 traffic stays in the correct lanes and as its broken you can cross it.
On 30 Sep 2018 at 8:36pm @Rebel wrote:
Itís actually a solid white line at the end of the crosshatches, so yeah technically it could be 6 points for crossing it. But they are pretty pointless.
On 30 Sep 2018 at 9:32pm Idiots wrote:
Itís just idiots, who clearly like to take the racing line by drifting out of their lane during the roundabout, happens all the time.
On 30 Sep 2018 at 9:57pm @@rebel wrote:
When I was training for my lgv licence, my instructor told me to drive over the cross hatched area as it was both legal and safer rather than moving left after the hatched area and risking a car or motorcycle being in the blind spot. Which kind of asks the question ... if it is legal to drive over the cross hatched area ... what is the point of it? Why not make it solid white lines?
As to the OP question. It is a poorly designed roundabout. The left lane should be for turning left towards eastbourne or going straight ahead to kingston only. Problems arise because people use that lane to turn right to head to brighton which cuts up people in lane two and three. If you are heading for brighton you should only use lanes 2 and 3.
On 1 Oct 2018 at 10:52am @Rebel wrote:
Although frown upon, cross hatch driving is not illegal (unless you cross a solid white line to do it).
You can enter the cross hatches there, but at the end of it is a solid white line.
And the problem with the roundabout is that halfway around the 2 lanes split into 3, 2 going towards Brighton, one coming into Lewes.
If you're in the right hand lane or centre lane exiting Lewes you need to move to the left into your correct lane halfway around. The lanes do no line up, you have to do a dramatic swerve to stay fully in your lane.
On 1 Oct 2018 at 11:08am Gino wrote:
It's just sloppy driving. The lanes are all clearly marked. Just keep to your lane, and you won't cause an accident.
On 1 Oct 2018 at 1:01pm @Gino wrote:
Yes they are clearing marked however halfway around the roundabout you have to alter direction to stay in it - the lanes do not line up as they split into 3.
On 1 Oct 2018 at 2:53pm minxorcist wrote:
Have to agree with Gino.
Google maps sat image clearly shows the roundabout layout. Too many people go their own way I find.
On 1 Oct 2018 at 6:07pm Bob wrote:
Yes Google Earth clearly shows that a new lane starts half way round the roundabout !! So that eastbound traffic can filter in assumidly.
On 1 Oct 2018 at 8:21pm Boom wrote:
The best now is people coming from Brighton turning right to Kingston and stopping at the red lights, which are for the people coming from Lewes. I cannot help but giggle when sitting watching them get honked at.
On 5 Oct 2018 at 9:13pm historyman wrote:
anyway the time I have to sit waiting for the lights (west to East) to change, well I have started taking my ironing to pass the time.

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