The Mini - Roundabout
(Butler's Green Rd., Paddockhall Rd., Muster Green Interchange)
shows the intended manoeuvres of all three vehicles. For the
purpose of this exercise you are driving the orange saloon.
It is written in the Highway Code that a motorist wishing
to negotiate a roundabout must give way to traffic from the
At this particular roundabout, this rule is
rigidly adhered to at all times often resulting in a stalemate
At this point all cars will be stationary. As the confusion
builds you may notice male motorists edging forward slightly
and apparently shouting and female motorists applying lipstick.
Figure 2 shows
the mid point of the manoeuvre.
You will find that as you move so will the other waiting
motorists. We urge you to take the initiative and move first.
However, the more you drive in Haywards Heath the more haphazard
and indecisive your driving will become. This is perfectly
normal, it's better to be led than be the leader.
At this point we can take a view from all
three cars. As the driver of the orange car your aim is to
glare at the driver of the green car. As the driver of the
green car your aim is to look forward at all times and ignore
all other motorists. As the driver of the cream car your aim
is to almost hit the rear off-side of the orange car.
Note the arrival of the blue car. This driver is thinking
if the cream car can make it then so can I.
Figure 3 shows
the end of the manoeuvre. As the driver of the orange car,
you are now safely on your way towards the traffic lights
near Beech Hurst. You should remain oblivious to the accident
You will notice the inevitable collision between the green
and blue cars. As is customary in Haywards Heath a driving
manoeuvre has been totally misjudged.
|Also, despite this accident occurring less than
300 yards from the police station the police will not arrive
on the scene at all. They are down at the B2 talking to local