Going round in circles

Derek Rimell, Somerset West

I refer to Jeremy Seigel’s letter and thank him for bringing to the attention of all and sundry the correct interpretation of the manner in which these circles should be addressed (“Roundabout – circles of confusion”, November 8).

Being a daily road-user which includes traversing several of these circles, I can only surmise that the vast majority of drivers consider the circles to be treated in the fashion of giving way to the traffic approaching from the right.

To change this perception will entail numerous fender benders of two cars both assuming the right of way or alternatively the following vehicle hitting the car in front for stopping without warning.

I personally cannot understand if these circles have to be treated as four-way stops why they were introduced in the first
place.

This is yet another example of rules being introduced which are of absolutely no value.