Discussion On Roundabouts

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Susan D. 's Comment
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If it's not made for trucks, I go very slow, turn on my 4 ways and take control of the roundabout when it's safe to do so and move on through it. 4 wheelers are typically great about yielding and letting you get through it and get on out of the way in my experience. Green Bay has quite a few. Had a trainee miss a turn and end up in roundabout hell. We just stop and I jump in the drivers seat real quick and I show them how to make it their biatch lol.

PackRat's Comment
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Gteen Bay does have a bunch! There's a truck stop I've gone to twice (Not in GB) that the way in is on a one-way road. You have to go thru 3 roundabouts in less than a half mile to get into the parking lot. I cannot remember the city or state, unfortunately.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Maybe it's just me but I find it very satisfying to see my tandems tracking a couple inches off the inner edge of a tight circle. One circle I take pretty much every day is one of these. Makes me smile every time.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Maybe it's just me but I find it very satisfying to see my tandems tracking a couple inches off the inner edge of a tight circle. One circle I take pretty much every day is one of these. Makes me smile every time.

I feel especially proud when someone backs up to give me room at a light, and I stay an inch or two on my side of the yellow. I still thank them, but inside, I'm smiling to myself. :)

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

RealDiehl's Comment
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I feel especially proud when someone backs up to give me room at a light, and I stay an inch or two on my side of the yellow. I still thank them, but inside, I'm smiling to myself. :)

Oh, yes! The opposite is also true. Even if I can make the turn easily, if a vehicle is creeping over that white line, I'm grumbling about it to myself. Lol

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Maybe it's just me but I find it very satisfying to see my tandems tracking a couple inches off the inner edge of a tight circle. One circle I take pretty much every day is one of these. Makes me smile every time.

Exactly, that inner satisfaction of a perfectly executed roundabout maneuver. There are many of these "little detail" things that make me smile.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

G-Town's Comment
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Maybe it's just me but I find it very satisfying to see my tandems tracking a couple inches off the inner edge of a tight circle. One circle I take pretty much every day is one of these. Makes me smile every time.

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Exactly, that inner satisfaction of a perfectly executed roundabout maneuver. There are many of these "little detail" things that make me smile.

I totally “get-this”. Feel the exact same way...

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

JoAnne EC's Comment
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We have several multi-lane traffic circles here too. They are a pain in the ass because for every one person who knows how to properly drive through them (and I'm talking us four-wheelers), there are fifteen people who have no clue! I get the purpose of them but I'd rather have a regular intersection any day!

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