About roundabouts

I have to quibble with the advice on roundabouts in the letter “Tips for Driving in Britain” (Aug. ’05, pg. 74).

First, it is not “ridiculous and. . . extremely dangerous” to stay in a roundabout until you know which exit to take, and I don’t understand how “it causes frustration for other road users.”

Second, once you’ve made the mistake of leaving a roundabout via a wrong exit, only to find that you must drive miles to retrace your route and start over again, you’ll learn that staying in the roundabout until you’re absolutely certain of the proper exit is what you must do. If you’re on a divided highway, “. . . better to have to turn around and go back. . .” is, of course, not an option.

El Granada, CA