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Painted mini-roundabouts

When it’s just you at the wheel and an empty road ahead, you may be tempted to drive straight over a painted mini-roundabout thinking that making a deliberate circle is pointless. However, it’s not acceptable practice under the Highway Code, and remains one of the most widespread misdemeanours on local roads. The only exception is if you are driving a large vehicle or towing a trailer that can’t make such a small turn. Best advice: drive around the painted circle as it’s the law and you could be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice if caught, and remember, there is usually less space to manoeuvre and less time to signal on a mini-roundabout.